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TN develops app to prevent cybercrimes, missing vehicles, track history sheeters

- May 11, 2022

Chennai, May 11 (BPNS)

The Tamil Nadu police are developing three mobile apps to track missing and stolen vehicles, prevent cyber crimes, and monitor history sheeters.

State police in a statement on Wednesday said that an app is developed to track stolen and missing vehicles. This app,” Integrated vehicle monitoring system” will receive information on the vehicle from the Automated Number Plate Reader (ANPR) camera of the police and when the camera captures the number of a stolen vehicle, the app would alert the vehicle and flag it.

Police said that it is also developing a Cyber Security Interface to prevent cyber fraud. The cyber app will upload the social media profile, bank account details, e-mail address, and phone numbers of the cybercriminal which would help the public from falling into the trap of the cybercriminal groups and phishers.

The department is also developing another app, ‘Paranthu’ meaning Eagle to swoop on history sheeters and upload the full details of those who have been regularly involved in criminal activities.

Police in the statement said that the app ‘Paranthu’’ includes the cases in which the history-sheeter was involved, his present location, possibility of revenge murders, involvement in kangaroo courts, and the warrants issued. The app will also show a non-bailable arrest warrant against the history-sheeter.

Police said that the ‘Integrated Vehicle Monitoring System’ app is costing Rs 2 crore, the Cybercrime tracking app costs 30 lakhs while the app that tracks history sheeters, ‘Paranthu’ costs Rs 33 lakhs for the department.