Geospatial aid to cops in Bihar, India

Geospatial aid to cops in Bihar, India


Patna, India: Bihar State Police in India have adopted GIS-based tracking of criminals in and around Patna (capital city of Bihar). The GIS is set up by the state police headquarters, Patna.

The system, which is being manned by a team of experts, has so far yielded tangible results, said Manu Maharaj, Superintendent of Police, Patna. The GIS is so sensitive that police can locate criminals’ hideouts, he said.

This system is being manned round the clock by five Sub Inspectors and two dozen constables to keep a tab on criminal activities, he said. The device has been keeping a watch over 46 police stations in the district. Maharaj himself is also monitoring the new system.

Source: TOI