In a move to fully digitalize the criminal justice system, the Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Range Office has started computerizing legal documents from Thursday.
Police files and legal documents will be replaced by the computer scanners and the necessary documents will now be presented on screen from now onwards, according to DSP Ramesh Kumar Basnet, chief of the Complaint Desk at Hanuman Dhoka. Earlier, all the paper documents used to be stacked in piles as per the fiscal years and were difficult to look into when required.
“With the use of digital recording system, we hope to avoid loss of files and also manage the space crunch,” Basnet said. The Kathmandu police has also planned to computerize all the old files for the future reference.
Before, unsystematic filing system had made things difficult for police officials working in the documentation section when specific files were needed.
With the introduction of the digitalized system, the service seekers will not have to pay for photocopies from now onwards.