National Integrated Arrested Drug Offenders Database (NIDAAN)
In the news– India’s First Portal (NIDAAN) on Arrested Drug Traffickers has been made operational recently.
About NIDAN Portal-
- The portal was developed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
- He is part of the Narcotics Coordinating Mechanism (NCORD) Portal which was launched by the Union Home Minister in July 2022 in Chandigarh during the National Conference on “Drug Trafficking and National Security”.
- Under the Home Office, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is the focal point for all Drug Enforcement Agencies (DLEAs)
- The The NIDAAN platform draws its data from the ICJS (Interoperable Criminal Justice System) and the e-Prisons repository (a cloud-based application) and there are plans to integrate it with the Crime and Crime Tracking Network System or CCTNS in the future.
- The ICJS, an initiative of the electronic committee of the Supreme Court, was created to enable seamless transfer of data and information between the different pillars of the criminal justice system, such as courts, police, prisons and forensic laboratories, from a single platform.
- NIDAAN is a one-stop solution for all narcotics offender data and will help investigative agencies as an effective tool to connect the dots while investigating narcotics cases.
- The idea of creating such a portal was to strengthen the capacity of all law enforcement agencies working against drug-related crimes.
- He hcontains data on defendants who have been arrested and imprisoned for drug-related offenses and those who are participates directly or indirectly in the production, manufacture, possession, sale, purchase, transportation, storage, use, consumption, interstate import and export, import into India, export from India or transshipment of any narcotic or psychotropic substance”.
- Any agency can search criminal history, personal details, fingerprintscourt cases and appeals, etc. against a drug addicted offender from any part of the country.
- A separate feature called “criminal network” on the portal can also be viewed by agencies, where an accused’s specific links to other crimes, related police FIRs and those who visited them in prison can also be viewed.