The First Information Report (FIR) filed on Polygon enables Firozabad residents to file complaints against the Indian police without being concerned that they will be ignored or fabricated.
After the debut of a new police complaint portal that uses blockchain technology to prevent manipulation, the 2.8 million residents of India’s Firozabad district may now be able to sleep a little more soundly.
On October 12, co-founder of Polygon Sandeep Nailwal tweeted that the Firozabad police in Uttar Pradesh had begun using the Polygon blockchain protocol to combat local police corruption and crime.
The portal, known as the FIR, enables victims of crimes to file complaints against neighborhood police officers without fear of their claims being disregarded or mishandled by potentially dishonest officers.
Because he grew up hearing accounts of victims—many of whom were rape victims—not receiving justice due to local police corruption, Nailwal said the project was particularly dear to his heart.
The Firozabad police posted the video that Nailwal shared, and it included a brief interview with Ashish Tiwari, the senior superintendent of the Firozabad police.
The FIR being placed on the blockchain, according to Nailwal, ensures that reports cannot be falsified or rejected by lower-level officers and “could be a game-changer in ensuring right to justice.”
In the announcement, Nailwal also expressed her gratitude to the police commissioner for going above and beyond his or her call of duty to use technology to implement and innovate for fair justice.
Others in the cryptocurrency community have also taken note of the Firozabad police announcement, with many viewing it as excellent news for Polygon, blockchain technology, and the locals of Firozabad.
The Indian navy veteran and Twitter user srinigoes called it “an amazing initiative” to register complaints on the blockchain, which would guarantee transparency, to their 15,200 followers.
The first complaint portal on Polygon has now been launched, which means that complaints are now irrevocable, as noted on Twitter by Kashif Raza, the founder of crypto education startup Bitinning: “1) Complaints are now immutable. 2) Verifiable. 3) Easy to file.”