Indian Police in Firozabad has developed a web portal for reporting crimes using the Polygon (MATIC) modular blockchain, according to an Oct. 10 announcement.
जनपद में जनशिकायतों के त्वरित निस्तारण हेतु पायलट प्रोजेक्ट “पुलिस कम्पलेन्ट ऑन ब्लॉक चैन” को लॉन्च किये जाने के सम्बन्ध में वरिष्ठ पुलिस अधीक्षक फिरोजाबाद द्वारा दी गयी वीड़ियो बाइटः- 1/2 @Uppolice @adgzoneagra @igrangeagra @IpsAshish pic.twitter.com/kTBolZbfwV
— Firozabad Police (@firozabadpolice) October 10, 2022
The police authorities launched the policecomplaintonblockchain.in to make crime reporting easier for residents. Firozabad is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP).
With the portal, users will be able to register complaints in an immutable and transparent manner. This means that registered complaints cannot be deleted or edited.
Modular blockchains on Polygon are specialized blockchains networks that focus on only a few functions while outsourcing the rest to other layers.
According to the website, the “Firozabad Public Grievance Management System (FGPMS) is a customized portal of Firozabad Police(Uttar Pradesh Police) to resolve grievance complaints. Grievances can be lodged anywhere and land in concerned stations to which the grievances prevail.”
The website also contains other information about the portal, including the process for lodging grievances, the features, and how the authorities would act on filed complaints.
Police stations in the area all have a special QR code that users can scan to access the form and file their grievances.
Meanwhile, Polygon’s co-founder Sandeep Nailwal and an Indian national expressed excitement about the move. According to them, the move will help curb corruption in India’s criminal justice system and help victims get justice.
Police Complaints(FIR) on blockchain powered by @0xPolygon
This is very close to my heart. We grow up hearing about so many of such cases wherein due to some corruption in a local police department, victims(mostly of rapes) are not even able to register complaint or…1/2 https://t.co/k9gRMD6r08
— Sandeep | Polygon ??3️⃣ (@sandeepnailwal) October 12, 2022
Polygon in India
Earlier in the year, the state government of Maharashtra partnered with LegitDoc to issue caste certificates to residents of Etapalli village through the Polygon blockchain. The plan will see the state government issue 65,000 caste certificates to help provide governmental aid and benefits to those in need.
Additionally, Polygon recently announced that it is partnering with Infosys Consulting to launch M-Setu, an open-source bridge that allows enterprises to interoperate with Ethereum (ETH).