Time to focus on fingerprints as authentic evidence against criminals, says MoS Home Ajay Mishra


October 28, 2021 3:29 PM STI

New Delhi [India], October 28 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Kumar Mishra on Thursday stressed the need to use “fingerprints” when investigating, prosecuting and prosecuting crimes at a time when criminals adopted various means of delinquency.
“In the new prosecution system, instead of oral evidence, investigators have to submit this evidence to court, which is more authentic. Fingerprinting is a method by which we not only identify criminals, but also find out their crime history. As no one’s fingerprints match, they should be used during the investigation of the crime as well as at the time of prosecution and until the punishment of criminals in court, ”Mishra said during his speech at the 22nd. Indian Conference of Directors of Fingerprint Offices.
Attending the two-day conference hosted by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) here in the nation’s capital on Thursday, the minister said there would be special emphasis on the National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS ) apart from various other topics which will be discussed in the event.
Mishra said: “We know how difficult it is for investigators to prove crime in court. Fingerprints play a key role in identifying criminals. find unique methods. One of those ways that will be useful is the use of fingerprints. “
Giving an example of a thumbprint used in old age for the unique identification of a person, the Minister said that the first office of the Fingerprint Bureau was established in 1897. The department has been under the domain of the NCRB since 1986, ”said Mishra said.

“According to my information, over 80 lakh of fingerprints are available with us in the data. The NCRB has been processing this data and recording it appropriately to identify criminals for quite some time now,” Mishra said.
The minister said the system will help investigators in prosecuting criminals and the government’s goal is to streamline it across the country.
He said: “All the state fingerprint offices have been integrated with the help of NAFIS and we are now moving forward to add all the districts into this system. This will help investigators verify the details of all of them. criminals in the database of any police station. “
Mishra added, “If we want to be a $ 5,000 billion economy, we should be crime free.”
“It cannot be said that there will be a complete end to crime, but we should have control over it. Do not let the criminal prosper. We should have control over crime and criminals,” added the Minister. (ANI)


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