6.3m city residents’ personal info with police

Says DMP boss

Staff Correspondent

15th June, 2019 10:59:29 printer

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said the Citizen Information Collection (CIC) has helped law enforcers reduce crimes significantly.

It is also helping police unearth mystery of 90 percent crimes in the country. It was 50 percent before 2016, the year of CIC launch. The DMP chief said this while inaugurating ‘Citizen Information Collection Week-19’ at DMP media centre on Saturday morning.

Citizen information is collected very confidentially. No information is yet to be leaked out, he said.

“We have noticed that house owners, tenants and police have lost interest in providing and collecting citizen information at present,” he said.

“After anti-militancy drive at Basila, it was found that both house owners and tenants did not provide their information to police. So, we are observing citizen information week to create consciousness among people in this regard,” DMP commissioner said.  DMP gathered personal information of about 63 lakh members of 22 lakh families till June 13, he said.

The information has been preserved in Citizen Information Management System (CIMS) software.    

Of them, 2,41,507 are house owners, 18,20,094 tenants,  1,21,040 mess members and 1,100 others.

Police of 50 police stations in 302 beats will collect information from citizen houses. From June 21 eight teams of the DMP will cross check data of the information. If they find any fault, the beat police officer will be questioned on the matter.

After the terror attack at Gulshan Holey Artisan Bakery on July 1, 2016, the DMP began collecting citizen information.  Senior officers of the DMP were present at the programme.