Zero tolerance for any kind of crime needed: RPN Singh

New Delhi, Jan 4 (ANI): Asserting that zero tolerance level is needed to reduce any crime in the country, Minister of State for Home Affairs R.P.N.Singh on Friday said that the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System (CCTNS) will create a nation-wide environment for real-time sharing of crime and criminal information.

Speaking at the launch of pilot programme of CCTNS here, Singh said: "The project was initiated in June 2009 and the scale of the exercise undertaken during the last three years to make this a success story has been truly tremendous. The credit for this pilot launch goes to the State police forces and the relentless support and guidance provided by MHA and NCRB officials."

"This will adopt a holistic approach for introduction of technology systems for police and internal security, which will enable sharing of critical information related to crime and criminals across all police formations in a secure environment. I believe This state-of-the-art system will go a long way in enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of policing in India," he added.

Asserting that the entire country is watching us with great expectations, Singh said: "We cannot fail their hopes. I think we need to set the agenda here with two words...zero tolerance....zero tolerance for molestation, for acid attacks, for any kind of assault.....and the change must begin here...Change must come at several different levels....in the making of laws which is the legistlature's responsibility, and the implementation."

Recalling the December 16 brutal rape case, Singh said: "We meet today at a time when the country is united in grief over the brutal rape and murder of a young medical student in Delhi....the grief however is also for the thousands of faceless women around the country, whose plight...this young woman came to represent....and the best tribute to her memory is how each one of us here can work to make sure this never happens again."

He further said: "At the beginning of 2013...we are all faced with a great challenge....the challenge of being responsive to the citizens of India...that you and I work for... While no one can stop the evil in men...we can and must make sure that evil is punished in a way that is a deterrent to criminals....let the grief of a nation bring us all together here to pledge...

"We could not protect this one daughter of India....but now we have to protect ...the over a billion men and women....for whom we are all responsible....this is the greatest service we can do for our country," he added. (ANI)

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