A pan-India system of criminals’ fingerprint records on the cards

New Delhi: Government will soon put in place a mega network-based pan-India system for recording and sharing of fingerprints of criminals that is expected to go a long way in quickly solving crime cases across the country.

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)bis soon going to roll out the National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS) to make the fingerprint facility more useful and accessible to investigators, the 20th All Indian Conference of Directors of Fingerprint Bureaus was informed here on October 17. Around 80 fingerprint experts/delegates from across the country partook in the conference.

Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy, while inaugurating the conference organised by NCRB, appreciated the efforts of NCRB in rolling out NAFIS and expressed satisfaction that Central Fingerprint Bureau in NCRB is following best practices in maintaining fingerprint records of criminals.

The conference was attended among others by NCRB Director Ram Phal Pawar, Joint Secretary (Women Safety) MHA Punya Salila Srivastava and senior police officers from central police organisations/ States/UTs.

Director NCRB said implementation of NAFIS will help Police in solving crime cases quickly and emphasized the need to have adequate strength in the State Fingerprint Bureaus.

Joint Secretary (Woman Safety) Smt. Punya Salila Srivastava stressed capacity building of Fingerprint fraternity through collaboration with academic institutions and international agencies.

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