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Info on criminals may be a print away

delhi Updated: Dec 14, 2009 00:27 IST
Karan Choudhury

The Delhi Police are most likely to have their long-awaited integrated fingerprinting analysis system in place by the end of this month.

The system will help Delhi Police maintain a biometric record of convicts and criminals arrested.

“It is a biometric system of maintaining record. When an accused places his finger on the system, his past record will be available to the police,” said a senior police officer on the condition on anonymity, as he is not authorised to speak to the media. “People who are caught the first time will have their fingerprints scanned and a file with details and criminal records will be made.”

The then commissioner of police KK Paul had announced during his tenure the introduction of this system.

“The system will most likely start by the end of this month. We are in the process of short-listing the firm to handle the technical aspect and the hardware has been brought,” said Delhi Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat.

The police said that every police station would be able to scan the fingerprints of criminals caught. The data will be collected and sent to two locations — the district court and the district deputy commissioner of police's office.

The best part about the system is that if an accused in caught in one district, other districts will have information about his arrest in minutes.

“As soon as the fingerprint of a criminal is scanned, every district — wherever the accused might have committed any crime — would come to know about it,” added the officer.

Delhi Police have been upgrading their various systems keeping in view the Commonwealth Games, 2010 Soon a command and control system, which would monitor CCTV Cameras throughout the city, would also be in place at the Police Headquarters.