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Facetagr app: Chennai police’s bright spark helps nab elusive criminals

CHENNAI: The case of serial chain-snatching incidents, in which a 55-year-old Srinivasan alias Burma Srinivasan from Korrukupet who had been involved in the crime for over 20 years, was arrested, was solved with the help of the Facetagr application, which was introduced by the State police. The only clue the police had in this case was CCTV footage in which the same person was spotted snatching chains in the incidents reported at Valsaravakkam, KK Nagar and other parts of the T Nagar police district.

“Since he already had cases registered against him, his photo was stored in the database. And the CCTV footage was processed through the ‘Facetagr’ application and the suspect was identified in 150 milliseconds,” said P Aravindan, Deputy Commissioner of Police, T Nagar,The app was introduced in the T Nagar police district in October 2017. “This app is used not only for image recognition but also for videos.

CCTV footage with decent quality (approx the image of the face should be 100 pixel) can be loaded in the software and will be processed and compared with the images in the database and the match results are shown in 150 milliseconds,” said Vijay Gnanadesikan, director, Haliscape Business Solutions Pvt Ltd, who developed the Facetagr. He said the CCTV can be connected to track faces real time or also upload the footage and detect the faces. So far, the Chennai police are using it and the Coimbatore police have started using it. Going one step ahead, the police have extended the app to neighbouring States.
Read More – The New Indian Express

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55-year-old chain snatcher held

Was involved in incidents over the last 20 years
A 55-year-old man involved in chain snatching incidents over 20 years in the city, has been arrested by the Washermenpet police.

In the past few weeks, there were reports of chain snatching in Valsaravakkam, K.K. Nagar and other parts of T. Nagar police district. When the police collected CCTV footage, the suspect appeared to be an elderly person. The police then cross-checked the CCTV footage with Facetagr app and found it was Srinivasan alias Burma Srinivasan from Korrukupet. A special team was formed.Read More – The Hindu

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Face recognition app to be introduced

Face recognition app to be introduced
In a bid to crack down on inter-State criminals passing through Vellore and to prevent them from committing crimes in the district, the police will be installing a face recognition application in CCTV cameras and mobile phones of police personnel.
Vellore is an important transition point for those travelling to Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Many criminals commit offences in other States and escape through this district.
“There are plans to install face-recognition software in all the CCTV cameras in Vellore town on a pilot basis. Based on its success, we will be doing it in other parts of the district,” said a senior police officer.Read More – The Hindu

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Chennai police to expand the use of FACETAGR, a facial recognition technology to curb inter-state robbers

While facial recognition technology has been creating ripples in the tech industry in smartphones or through surveillance, the Chennai police have decided to expand the use of its FACETAGR app to other Southern states as well. This step will help them to curb the movement of inter-state robbers.

Representational image. Reuters
Representational image. Reuters
According to The Hindu report, Puducherry’s Crime Record Bureau has provided the criminal data. Other states which are yet to provide the details include Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Karnataka. Currently, they have data on 67,000 criminals. This app would help the police departments in finding the details of a person who belongs to a different State.

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FACETAGR database to get wider

In a bid to curb the movement of inter-State robber gangs, the Chennai police will be uploading data on criminals from the southern States on FACETAGR, a face recognition application.

The city police have requested the Crime Records Bureau of the southern States to share the details. Puducherry has already provided the details.

According to Vijay Gnanadesikan, director, FACETAGR, the technology was first used in the T. Nagar police district in October 2017.

Initially, data on 12,000 criminals were uploaded on the application.
Beat policemen use app

“As on date, there are 67,000 persons, including those from Puducherry. Once we get data from States such as Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala and Karnataka, the numbers will increase,” said Mr. Gnanadesikan. The application is being used in 10 out of 12 police districts. All the beat policemen have the application on their phones.
Read More – The Hindu

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Police to use face-detecting app – The Hindu

Director-General of Police S.K. Gautam on Saturday said the police will use FaceTagr, a unique face recognition app developed by a private firm to nab criminals and speed up investigation. The app will match the photographs and inputs of hardened criminals and their modus operandi with the details available in police records.

List of criminals

The Police department has prepared a list of 7,500 criminals, including history sheeters and rowdies from across the Union Territory, including their pictures, crime patterns and modus operandi .

The photographs of the criminals have been uploaded on the application.
Read More – The Hindu

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Crime soars, Chennai cops under siege – The Times Of India

CHENNAI: The attack on an unarmed head constable near Poonamallee on Tuesday night has raised questions about the safety of police officers, especially of junior-rung, on patrol duty.
Around 11pm, a three-member gang hacked
Anbalagan, attached to the Poonamallee police station, for trying to prevent a robbery. The gang had waylaid a pedestrian, Raghu of Hudco Nagar near Poonamallee. After Anbalagan, accompanied by a friends of police (FoP) member Gautham apprehended the three, they chased the policeman and attacked him with a machete, the sequence captured by a CCTV camera nearby
Although police traced the gang with the help of Facetagr application and photographs that Anbalagan had taken, the attack on the policeman, whom the FoP and the victim had deserted, has prompted former jurists and police officers to demand basic weapons for police personnel on duty at night.
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Gang hacks cop; assailants held with help of app – News Today

Chennai: Three repeated offenders, who assaulted a head constable of police in the wee hours of today at Kaatupakkam near Poonamallee here, were arrested within hours.

Sources said two of them face murder charges already.

The police said Anbazhagan, head constable attached to Poonamallee police station, was involved in night patrolling.

He intercepted the trio on a motorcycle, who were heading towards Poonamallee. While questioning them, Anbazhagan grew suspicious as the trio gave conflicting answers.

Subsequently, Anbazhagan tried to find out the details of the trio using FaceTagr mobile application.Read More – News Today

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WATCH | Drunk bikers attack Chennai cop with ‘sword’ – The New Indian Express

CHENNAI : A police constable was chased and attacked with a sword-like object after he stopped three men who were allegeldly riding a motorbike in a drunken state. The incident took place near Poonamallee on Tuesday night and the men had also snatched the cop’s cell phone.

According to police, Anbualagan, a constable attached to the Poonamallee station, was on night duty when a call came to the control room that three men on a bike who were in an inebriated condition were creating nuisance at Hatco Nagar in Kumananchavadi.

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