Crime Records

Crime Records Branch mainly deals with coordination of crimes, Motor Vehicle Stolen vs. recovered and vice versa, Missing Children/ Person vs. UIDB and Found Children  Person; FICN (Fake Indian Currency Notes) etc. through following software:-


Online Motor Vehicle Coordination system Vahan Samanvay is designed for coordination of stolen and recovered motor vehicles. Police, Regional Transport Offices, Insurance Sector and General Public are the stakeholders of this system. For the convenience of the General Public a Motor Vehicle Enquiry Counter is operational at NCRB at New Delhi since 05-09-2001. Many States, UTs, Police Organizations are also facilitating the general public through Motor Vehicle Enquiry Counters in their respective States/UTs. The online enquiry service is also available online for the General Public.


The General Public can avail following services to know the status of a motor vehicle:

  • Whether the vehicle has been reported as stolen by Police (before making a purchase deal of 2nd hand vehicle)?
  • Whether the vehicle has been recovered (in case it is reported as stolen by Police)?
  • NCRB is also providing this facility to general public through post by remitting a postal order of Rs. 10/-; through Motor Vehicle Verification Counter for a fee of Rs. 10/- and through Online Portal free of cost. However, we encourage to use online mode.


Motor Vehicle Enquiry Counter is functional at NCRB headquarter at Mahipalpur NH-8, New Delhi 110037. An individual can avail the services of this counter on all working days (Monday to Friday) from 10:00 Hrs. to 12:30 Hrs. and 16.00 Hrs. to 17.00 paying a nominal fee of Rs.10/-. The individual is required to fill the application form (available at counter) and enclose the legible copy of following documents:

  •  Identity proof 
  • Registration Certificate of vehicle
  • FIR (to know the recovered status of vehicle already reported stolen by Police)

Motor Vehicle Enquiry Counters are also functional in the following States/UTs as listed below:

Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar : SP Office, Itanagar Twang   : SP Office, Twang
Assam SSP, CID, Ulubari, Guwahati
UT of Chandigarh Chandigarh : IGP Office, UT Chandigarh
GOA SP Office, SCRB, PHQ, Panaji, Goa
Gujarat  Rajkot : ACP office, Traffic Branch, Rajkot City
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur : SP office, Dist. Bilaspur
Chamba : SP office, Dist. Chamba
Hamirpur : SP office, Dist. Hamirpur
Kangra : SP office, Dist. Kangra
Kinnaur : SP office, Dist. Kannaur
Kullu : SP office, Dist. Kullu
Mandi : SP office, Dist. Mandi
Shimla : SP office, Dist. Shimla
Sirmaur : SP office, Dist. Sirmaur
Solan : SP office, Dist. Solan
Una : SP office, Dist. Una
J & K Jammu : IGP office, Gulshan Ground, Jammu
Karnataka  Bijapur : SP office, Dist. Bijapur
Chikmaglur: SP office, Dist. Chikmanglur
Hassan : SP office, Dist. Hassan
Koppal : SP office, Dist. Koppal
Meghalaya SP office, SCRB, Shillong
Punjab  Bhatinda : SSP office, Dist. Bhatinda
SAS Nagar : SSP office, Dist. SAS Nagar
Faridkot : SSP office, Dist. Faridkot
Ludhiana : O/o Commissioner of Police,  Dist. Ludhiana
Monga : SSP office, Dist. Monga Rupnagar (Ropar) : SSP office, Dist. Rupnaga

Through Post

An individual can send Motor Vehicle Enquiry application through post also. The applicant must ensure to enclose following documents along with the application:

  • Indian Postal Order or Demand Draft of a bank of Rs.10/- in favour of Director, NCRB.
  • Complete detail of motor vehicle, i.e. Registration Number, Engine Number, Chassis Number, Type, Make and Manufacturing year of the vehicle
  • Complete postal address of the applicant.
  • Legible copy of FIR (to know the recovered status of vehicle already reported stolen by Police).
  • Legible copy of Registration Certificate

The incomplete application shall not be entertained and no correspondence shall be made in this regard. The replies shall be intimated by ordinary post only.


The motor vehicle enquiry service is also available online, which is free of cost and no document is required. The individual may visit Motor Vehicle.  page. The individual is required to select “General Public” option and fill the particulars to get the result.


This software helps to prepare a portrait/sketch of suspect/accused with the help of details of face components like Head, Eyes, Nose, Mouth, Chin etc., described by witness similar to suspect, from the digitized portraits directory and assemble these components to construct face image of suspect/ accused. By using CPBS, NCRB has been assisting the Investigating Officers of States/UTs Police and other Law Enforcement Agencies by preparing the Portraits of the accused based on the details given by the eyewitnesses. The application is designed to run under Windows 9X/XP/NT/2K Operating System.


NCRB has created a National level database of FICN seized by police and detected/recovered by banks. FICN, an in house developed software is deployed since 11.03.2016 for online recording and reporting of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) Seizures made by State/UT Police, Law Enforcement Agencies, CAPF and Detections/ Recoveries made by Banks (RBI, Public Sector, Private Sector & Foreign Banks). The link to the system is available below and can be accessed round the clock by Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Finance and other authorized users ( Police, Banks).  Exclusive training-cum-workshops on FICN are conducted time to time for all stakeholders.


Talash software developed by NCRB is operational since 1990. The main objective of the software was to coordinate missing children/missing person with unidentified dead and found person. DOS based Talash system was upgraded to Windows platform in 2000. A new web based Talash system is developed which is planned to be rolled out very soon. This system is further enhancement of old Talash Systems containing detailed information with additional parameters for capturing quality data helpful for better and accurate matching. 


NCRB is going to publish 1st edition of Journal wherein articles on various topics of interest for Investigators/Law Enforcement Agencies are included. These articles are collected from various experts of the subject, scholars, academicians, Police Officers etc.


We have also planned to revive the NCRB Gazette and its Jan - March 2018 edition will be brought very soon for the end users

Updated On: 07/06/2019
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