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e-Malkhana

Facts for Prelims:

 

Source: TH

 

Context: Visakhapatnam City police is set to introduce e-Malkhana in all police stations by June this year.

What is e-Malkhana?

e-Malkhana is a scientific storage system implemented by the Visakhapatnam Police Commissionerate to preserve and organize items and evidence recovered from crime scenes.

 

Features:

The system uses standardized cardboard boxes labelled with unique numbers and QR codes for easy retrieval and access to case-related information.

  • Benefits: It enhances efficiency, transparency, and the chain of custody for law enforcement officials.

 

Other such measures are: Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS), e-Courts, e-Prisons, National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO), Integrated Criminal Justice System (ICJS), etc.