Public Services

Last updated 15 October 2015 - 11:25am



Public Services offered by NCRB


Motor Vehicle Enquiry


National Crime Records Bureau has introduced Motor Vehicle Enquiry Service for general public. The general public can avail this service to know the status of a motor vehicle

  • Whether the vehicle has been recovered (in case it is reported as stolen by police)?

  • Whether the vehicle  has been reported as stolen by police?

NCRB is providing this facility through post,  through motor vehicle verification counter, and through online portal. The general public may avail the services as per their preferred mode. However, they are encouraged to use online mode.


At Motor Vehicle Enquiry Counter


A Motor Vehicle Enquiry Counter is functional at NCRB headquarter at New Delhi since 05.01.2001.  An individual can avail the service of this counter  on all working days (Monday to Friday) from 10:00 Hrs. to 12:30 Hrs. by 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)


Only one application is accepted from an individual.


The individual may also approach motor vehicle enquiry counters run by various States/UTs. The complete list is given below:

Arunachal Pradesh: Itanagar, Twang

UT of Chandigarh: Chandigarh

Gujarat: Rajkot

Himanchal Pradesh: Bilaspur, Chamba, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kinnaur, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmla, Solan Una.

J & K: Jammu

Karnataka: Bijapur, Chikmaglur, Hassan, Koppal

Punjab: Bhatinda, SAS Nagar, Faridkot, Ludhiana, Monga, Rupnagar (Ropar).

Through Post


An individual can send motor vehicle enquiry application through post also. The applicant must ensure to enclose following with the application:


Indian Postal Order or Demand Draft of a bank for Rs.10/- in favour of Director, NCRB.


Complete detail of motor vehicle, i.e. Registration Number, Engine Number, Chassis Number, Type, Make, 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


Only one application is accepted from an individual. The incomplete application shall not be entertained and no correspondence shall be made in this regard. The replies are intimated by ordinary post only.


Online motor vehicle enquiry


The motor vehicle enquiry service is also available online, which is free of cost and no documentation is required. The individual may visit NCRB’s website and select “motor vehicle” option. This will open a new page. The individual is now required to select “General Public” option and fill the particulars to get the result.


FIREARMS National Database and Counter


NCRB receives data pertaining to lost/recovered firearms from States/UTs regularly. A central databank is created on National Computer installed in the National Police Computer Centre of the Bureau. At present, 94261 records of lost/recovered firearms are available in the national databank and about 4885 cases have been coordinated. The database is updated on day-to-day basis. A system has been developed to coordinate recovered firearms with the lost ones to help restore firearms to their rightful owners.

This Bureau has already opened Firearms Counter at its headquarters in New Delhi through which one can know about the recovery status of the stolen firearms if the same is recovered in any part of the country and also to know before the purchase of firearms as to whether the same is stolen one or otherwise. 

Talash System

The NCRB has been maintaining a National level database of Arrested, Wanted, Missing, Kidnapped, Deserters, Escapees, Unidentified persons and Unidentified Dead Bodies under the Talash System. At present, we have a database of 292890 as on 19/12/2008.

The Bureau has also Co-ordination System through which coordinated information under the Talash System are provided under the following parameters.

  •  Missing/Kidnapped with Unidentified Persons

  •  Missing/Kidnapped  with Unidentified Dead Bodies

  •  Arrested with Wanted/Deserter/Escapees