Citizens can now file an online FIR or E-FIR to register a complaint regarding stolen or lost vehicles.
Story so far: The Karnataka Police first launched the electronic FIR service in September 2022, as part of a pilot programme. Nearly 550 people had filed E-FIRs regarding vehicle thefts in the state by the end of October.
- A total of 6,000 to 7,000 MV (Motor Vehicle) theft crimes are reported to the police in Karnataka each year.
Registration procedure: All one must do to register a vehicle theft complaint is to visit the Karnataka state police website (www.ksp.karnataka.gov.in) and click on “Citizen Centric Portal” under the Citizen’s Desk section. Once you have filled in your personal details, you will receive a One-Time Password (OTP) on the registered mobile number.