After the launch of a new portal for police complaints that uses blockchain technology to stop manipulation, India’s Firozabad District has 2.8 million residents who may be able to rest better.
Sandeep Nailwal, co-founder of Polygon, announced on Oct. 12 in a series tweets that the Polygon Blockchain protocolo was now being used in Uttar Pradesh by Firozabad police to combat local police corruption.
The First Information Report (FIR) portal is used to allow victims of crime to file complaints against local police officers. These complaints are not dismissed or manipulated in any way by corrupt officers.
Nailwal said that the project was close to his heart as he grew to hear stories about victims who didn’t get justice due to corruption in local police, many of whom were victims of rape.
Police Complaints (FIR) regarding blockchain powered by @0xPolygon
This is something that I feel very strongly about. 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 3 (@sandeepnailwal)
October 12, 2022
Nailwal shared the video with Firozabad Police. It includes a short clip from Ashish Tiwari, senior superintendent of Firozabad Police.
Nailwal stated that FIRs stored on the blockchain make it impossible for lower-level officers to manipulate or deny reports and could be “a game-changer in ensuring justice.”
Nailwal thanked the commissioner of police for going above and beyond to implement and invent technology to ensure fair justice.
Others in the crypto community have also picked up the announcement by the Firozabad Police, many viewing it as great information for Polygon and blockchain technology, and the citizens Firozabad.
A Twitter user, srinigoes from the Indian Navy, said to their 15,200 followers that it was an “amazing initiative” to register complaints on the blockchain. This would guarantee transparency.
He stated that the biggest problem in India’s interiors was who registered the FIR (First Information Report), first, and had the advantage of being the first to move.
This is a great initiative. To register complaints on blockchain. The blockchain will at least ensure transparency. The greatest problem in India’s interiors was who registered the FIR (First Information Report). This gave the first person to move the ball. https://t.co/vMbEWRG4Rr
— Srini Akash The Ape (@srinigoes).
October 12, 2022
Kashif Raza, the founder of cryptocurrency education startup Bitinning, commented on Twitter, that the first complaint portal for Polygon has been launched.
“1. Complaints are now irrevocable. 2) Verifiable. 3) Simple to file
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