Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia today inaugurated a mobile application for Citizen Information Management System (CIMS) to help curb crimes.
The Android app is now available in Google Play Store; iPhone users will get the app after a few days.
"The app will help reduce militant activities, traditional crimes such as robbery, murder, theft and so on," said Asaduzzaman Mia at the inauguration programme held at the DMP media center.
City residents will now be able to update their information through the app. However, police will continue collecting information manually. The app is expected to enhance interaction between the police and citizens.
The DMP has already collected information of 72 lakh Dhaka residents.
DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said, "The DMP has been collecting city residents' information since 2016 after the Holey Artisan attack. Militant groups will neither be able to rent houses without information nor be able to set up their dens.
"Most of the countries of the world have information about their citizens. We are getting positive response from all city dwellers."
The police had to convince the court to gather personal information of city residents. The law enforcers have already solved many cases by collecting information from the CIMS and conducted many operations against criminals including militants.
Additional Commissioner Monirul Islam, chief of DMP's Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit, Additional Commissioner (crime and opps) Krishna Pada Roy, Additional Commissioner (DB) Abdul Baten, Joint Commissioner Sheikh Nazmul Alam, and senior system analyst of CIMS, among others, were present in the programme.