The Prasad Shetty case has brought into focus the lack of coordination between various police units.
Former director general of police (Maharashtra) AN Roy told HT there was an urgent need for the Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Thane rural police to set up a system to share information.
“They may be separate units for administration purpose but because of their locations they need to be connected immediately,” he said.
Former deputy inspector general of police and advocate YP Singh felt it was a goof up at the verification process level.
“This happened because the background of the criminal has not been checked properly by the police with their modus operandi bureau,” he said, adding that it seems the accused manipulated at the local police.
Suggesting a solution, Singh said once the unique Identity (UID) project of the Central government is completed, such problems will be solved. “The UID will have the finger prints and the retina ID of the person,” he said.