Come October 2, no court in Tamil Nadu will accept handwritten police documents such as first information report, inquest, arrest card, seizure mahazar and chargesheet.
It is a major modernisation leap, as Tamil Nadu will become the first state in the country to use only systemgenerated documents for all police cases in all courts till the chargesheet stage. As of now, the state has achieved 100% computerised documents only in respect of FIRs.“An administrative sanction for the new regimen has been okayed by the Madras high court Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul,“ officials told .
As part of the ambitious Common Integrated Police Record Updating System (CIPRUS), a criminal case is divided into seven phases, each requiring a form. While Form-1 concerns FIR, Form-7 is about an appeal, which is the last stage. In between, there are separate forms for different stages of a case.This standardised format will usher in uniformity in documenting criminal proceedings across the country.
Now, officials and complainants alike can check the status of the cases concerning them from anywhere. “Except such sensitive cases as rape and terrorist-related offences, one could check the status of all cases,“ officials told .
Since April 15, 2016, Tamil Nadu has been among several other states such as Delhi, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Odisha that have fully computerised FIRs.Now the state has zipped past others in achieving the Form-5 level, say officials.“From now on all police stations, including special wings, will file only systemgenerated documents for trial.
dinathanthi newspaper 15/09/2016 : http://www.dinathanthiepaper.in/firstpage.aspx