Now summons will be sent via SMS

The police, as part of the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS), have launched the facility to serve summons to witnesses through Short Messaging Service (SMS) on mobile phones.

The state police successfully implemented the CCTNS mission mode project under National e-Governance programme in all the 1,913 FIR registering units of the Tamil Nadu police and could be accessed by the citizens through the TN police website ( or at Common Servicing Centres (CSCs).


On receipt of the summons from the court for the appearance of witnesses, entries will be made in the CCTNS system developed by State Crime Record Bureau. The SMS will have details including name of the police station, crime number, name of the court where the witness has to appear, date and time of appearance and contact numbers of the police station to get assistance. Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami launched this facility recently.

Ref : The Hindu | Read More

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