Polygon to Power India’s First Blockchain-Based Police Complaint Portal

Blockchain adoption has come in a unique form as the PD in India launched a complaint portal powered by Polygon.

Blockchain adoption has come in a unique and exceptional form as the Police Department in Firozabad, India, launched a complaint portal powered by Polygon. The innovation came into the limelight after Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal tweeted about it. 

According to Nailwal, Firozabad police in Uttar Pradesh would now use the Polygon blockchain protocol to combat local police corruption. Residents of the city will be able to digitally register their grievances through the portal called First Information Report (FIR).

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Additionally, the people of Firozabad will have a QR code attached to their local stations. These QR codes are linked to the portal, allowing residents to lodge their complaints seamlessly. Meanwhile, the FIR portal also supports residents in monitoring their registered complaints. 

Notably, the introduction of the portal will ensure that every police officer in the city attends to complaints swiftly.

Insight Into How the FIR Portal Functions

As indicated by Senior Superintendent of Police, Ashish Tiwari, the portal “Police Complaints on Blockchain” will rely on blockchain to embrace a rigid posture that rejects the manipulation of reports. 

After logging in, users must complete a ReCaptcha verification process. The portal will assign an officer to each complaint upon the success of the verification process.

Following that, the FIR portal will generate a registration number for each input to aid users in monitoring their submissions. At the end of the process, users will receive an email or SMS confirming the registration of their grievances.

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Aside from scanning QR codes in local police stations, residents of the city can lodge their complaints from anywhere. This will eliminate the need for their physical presence in the police station before submitting their complaints.

Furthermore, with the aid of blockchain, the complaints will remain public and transparent. Additionally, admins or police officers cannot alter complaints on it.

A Game-Changing Innovation

According to Sandeep Nailwal, people have been victims of unregistered and manipulated complaints by corrupt officers in the past. The co-founder of Polygon recalled how he grew up witnessing victims of rape not getting justice due to this corrupt act.

Now, Sandeep Nailwal has expressed full confidence in the strength of the portal backed by blockchain. 

“With a FIR (first information report) going on blockchain, specifically, if people can get online platform to file these with their identity, no lower-level officers can deny the FIR,” Nailwal said in the tweet. “This could be a game-changer in ensuring right to justice.”

In his tweet, Sandeep Nailwal acknowledged that the project manifested through IPS Ashish Tiwari. The Polygon boss commended Tiwari for the innovation while registering a strong faith in the effectiveness of the FIR portal. 

As part of the project, Polygon and the Firozabad Police Department also worked with Airchains, a DApp development platform.

On the Flipside

  • Although we can see some innovation in blockchain technology in India, the Indian government is still unclear about its steps in this space. 
  • As a result of the stiff crypto tax enacted in June this year, many blockchain companies decided to move their businesses outside of the country.

Why You Should Care

  • The recent development is a milestone not just for the city of Firozabad but for the whole blockchain community as it looks to solve a decade-long societal issue. 
  • As a result of the new initiative, more innovators may be inspired to innovate in the blockchain space in the near future.

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Soumen Datta

Soumen has been a dedicated researcher and writer in the field of cryptocurrencies for the last few years. Even though Indian crypto regulations are still unclear, he believes that India will continue to innovate in the years to come. He loves to play his guitar and sing along in his spare time. He holds bags mostly in BTC, ETH, BNB, MATIC, ADA.