The next time you have a law enforcement issue be it a mobile missing, an eve-teasing or a traffic problem, you are not left in a lurch. NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) has come out with an innovative pan-india program called CCTNS (Crime and Criminal Tracking Network). The implementation by each state police might be varying. For example, for Tamil Nadu police it is as-easy as visiting the URL http://www.tnpolice.gov.in/CCTNSNICSDC/ComplaintRegistrationPage?7 and submitting the report. The commissionarate then takes the burden of locating the most closest law enforcement to take up the cause and advocate appropriate steps for redressal of the same.

Some of the available categories are:

1) OTHERS (பிற குற்றங்கள்)
2) ATTEMPT TO COMMIT CRIME (குற்றம் நிகழத்த முயற்சி)
3) CHARGING EXORBITANT INTEREST (அளவு கடந்த வட்டி வசூலித்தல்)
4) CONSPIRACY (சதி)
5) COUNTERFEITING OF CURRENCY (கள்ள நாணயம் தயாரித்தல்)
6) CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION (குற்றமுறு மிரட்டுதல்)
7) CRIMINAL TRESPASS (குற்றமுறு அச்சுறுத்தல்)
8) CYBER CRIMES (இணையதள குற்றங்கள்)
9) DACOITY (கூட்டுக் கொள்ளை)
10) DOCUMENT MISSING (காணாமல் போன ஆவணம்)
11) EMBEZZLEMENT (பணமோசடி)
12) EVE TEASING (கேலி செய்தல்)
13) EXTORTION (அச்சுறுத்திப் பறித்தல்)
14) FORGERY (பொய் ஆவணம் புனைதல் )
15) HURT (உடல் ஊறு)
16) IMPERSONATION (ஆள் மாறாட்டம்)
17) INCITEMENT (தூண்டுதல்)
18) JUVENILE DELINQUENCY (இளமை தீச்செயல்)
19) KIDNAPPING (ஆட்கடத்தல்)
20) LAND GRABBING (நில அபகரிப்பு)
21) MISAPPROPRIATION (கையாடல் / பணம் கையாடல்)
22) MISCHIEF (தீங்கு)
23) MISSING PERSONS (காணாமல் போன ஆட்கள்)
24) MOBILE MISSING (காணாமல் போன கைபேசி)
25) MURDER (கொலை)
26) NON BANKING FINANCIAL INSTITUTION CASES (தனியார் நிதிநிறுவன வழக்குகள்)
27) NUISANCE (தொல்லை)
28) OFFENCES AGAINST RELIGION & PUBLIC WORSHIP (மத வழிபாட்டுதலங்களுக்கெதிரான குற்றங்கள்)
29) OFFENCES AGAINST STATE (அரசுக்கு எதிரான குற்றங்கள்)
30) OFFENCES RELATING TO MARRIAGE (திருமணம் சார் குற்றங்கள்)
31) POLITICAL OFFENCE (அரசியல் குற்றங்கள்)
32) QUARREL / ALTERCATIONS (வாய்தகராறு)
33) RAGGING (வன்சீண்டல்)
34) RAPE (கற்பழிப்பு)
35) ROBBERY (கொள்ளை)
36) STOLEN PROPERTY (திருட்டுச் சொத்து)
37) THEFT (திருட்டு)
38) TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS (போக்குவரத்து விதி மீறுகை)
39) VEHICLE MISSING (காணாமல் போன வாகனம்)
40) WOMEN HARASSMENT (பெண் சீண்டல்)
41) WRONGFUL CONFINEMENT (சட்ட விரோதமாக அடைத்து வைத்தல்)

Unlike olden days when registering a police complaint itself was a big headache and individual police stations refuse to oblige on our requests to register complaints, this system makes an elegant way to register the report. However there exists a few issues in the system.

  1. For a number of complaints, as this writer, has experienced, the cops are reluctant to work on it at the down-level police stations — asking for a request to be given like ‘Explanation obtained. No action required’, ‘Got update from police that action has been taken. No response required’. And a couple of days after that the complaints gets closed without a proper history update.
  2. The complaint numbers and their histories are maintained for very short periods or at least the status checking is kind of difficult for older records. The writer is trying to pursue this issue with pertinent authorities and would keep you posted on the same.
  3. In an attempt to fast-close the complaint, you may be bugged by the local police station for an ‘in-person’ inquiry even though it does not matter. They are not still in  the era of e-Resolutions.

I hope police commissionarate looks into these shortcomings of the system and addresses them too.

Of late, India has witnessed the most gruesome incident in its capital city and which elects itself to be called with a new term in English because the words ‘barbaric’, ‘bestial’ and ‘uncivilized’ are rather very dilute. Despite its worst nature and challenging the security of our female fraternity, it is unfortunate that our ‘doll’ prime minister still continues on his hallmarked status of being dumb.  Worse yet, the dedicated ministry for the welfare of women has not expressed even a word condemning this incident.

Even before the ignition of this incident could die down, Tamil Nadu witnessed another parallel incident a few days back involving murder of teen girl after  foiled rape attempt. Check out the news here.

I have shared my view on how should we deal with the offenders in this case on a social media website which I would like to share it out here:

verdict

As part of animal welfare initiatives after witnessing a weird cruelty to animals in one of its main street which also shook a few newspapers in 2010 January, a report was registered with Madurai Corporation. Last week I had an opportunity to talk to the activist and he had currently moved to Villupuram. He pulled out the status number and told me that the status is kind of lost because the website is not able to get it. When you enter the status number (mdu1567) into the status, it again reloads the page and asks to enter details for a fresh complaint.

Either the Madurai Mayorial office or the web developers were unavailable to comment as of this time of writing.

I reported a very simple account management issue in Tamil Nadu Electricity Board website on 29 December 2011 through Administrative Reforms website of Government of India. As of today, 2nd June 2012 the said grievance is still in ‘Received the Grievance’ status without being actioned upon by Government of Tamil Nadu.

I am not sure whether some one is undertaking a pedestrian path from New Delhi to Chennai, according to Google Maps it is going to take less than a fortnight. Would the governments wake up to the deep slumber resorted to by its workers? If it had been a private organization and even a mission critical problem would be forced onto the workers to stay awake and indoors at work continuously without break for two to three days to fix it. So where is the problem actually?

 

A while back we saw the rude attitude of VSNL who do not respond to emails but silently delete it off after six months. You can read the narration here. However in this narration we are going to see some one who demonstrated an attitude of care even when it was like more than an year.

Incident: https://viewsreviews.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/rampant-pollution-of-water-body-in-manassas-va/

Response from Prince William County Water Body Administration. Let us whole-heartedly appreciate Jeeannie for her work-consciousness and nature -concern.

 

A couple of days back I had one interesting telephone call from some one called Abhirami pretending to be from ICICI Bank. The calls were received on the following occasions:

  1. Abhirami (91 78718 81507) on 28th April 2012 at 11.30
  2. Arun (91 98840 00975) on 28th April 2012 at 14:59

The narration of the call is as below. The worst part is that these calls landed as an International Roaming which I am planning to invoice ICICI for reimbursement of the same.

Abhirami is asking for some one called ‘XXX’ abusing my parents for some outstanding credit card due since 2004 claiming around 15,000 balance in that. When we asked who she wanted to talk, she was telling the name as ‘XXX’ and when we asked the address she replied ‘XXX’ from Saidapet. Our address is not in Saidapet and when we asked her to read the complete address she appeared to be scratching the heads and arse and replied ‘2, Naidu Street, Saidapet’. When we asked the account number/card number and her identity proof that she was indeed calling from ICICI she hung up the call immediately telling that she would call later.

In the afternoon some one called Arun called me asking for ‘XXX’ and he introduced himself calling me to give the details about credit card due payment.  We told him that we didn’t call them but some unsolicited call from lady who called regarding some unknown credit card balances. This person was telling about some 20,000 dues and he gave the name as ‘EggsEggsEggs’ but he was spelling out the same Saidapet address.

He was telling that the account started in the year 2000 and the credit card due is from the year 2004. This guy contradicted himself telling that he is calling from Saidapet and Ambattur and some how managed to cover up the story as the collection agent is based in Ambattur. When we asked him to send the credit card/account number and statement by email and sms text he agreed but he has not sent it till now which clearly shows that he is a fraud.

A few research results:

  1. I don’t think I ever got a ICICI Credit Card till 2002 and I believe the presence of ICICI till 2001 in Chennai was also not significant.
  2. Also these numbers are not listed in http://www.icicibank.com/Personal-Banking/pdf/DSMG_agency_list.pdf and hence I think the two duo are just but another set of scammers out of the box.

I would like to share the incident with others here so that people and ICICI can be wary of these scammers before they wreck havoc on more customers. A report has been sent to ICICI Customer Care and Head Service Quality but has not been commented upon or actioned as of this time.

Note: Other than the offender’s names, all other names have been masked for privacy purposes.

Very recently another paramour-patronage high drama murder has been enacted by an unscrupulous wife in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The news URL can be found here.  Whilst the priests who solemnized their wedlock would have wished them many days and nights inseparably together in bliss and happiness, the bride seems to have vowed to complete the first night as the finishing last night to the groom.

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