The Odisha Police has launched an e-FIR system under the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) project, which has been sponsored by the Centre, reports TOI. This will allow the citizens in the state to file their complaints online across 531 police stations in the state. The portal www.citizenportal-op.gov.in (inaccessible at the time of writing) will allow people to lodge complaints, request the copy of an FIR, tenant verification, apply for procession license, permission for protests or strikes, request a character certificate, carry out employee verification, file a request for lost property and complaints for missing persons. Alternatively, users can also check the ‘Citizen Portal’ link (under Citizen Corner) on the Odisha Police website. Users will need to create a user ID and provide personal details before filing complaints. After lodging the FIRs, they will be asked to…
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