- National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) Director Ish Kumar on Thursday requested the government to provide limited access to Aadhaar database, which would help the investigating agencies in conducting probe into inter-State criminals more effectively and timely with the help of fingerprint.
- current Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) which was developed in 1992, has only 11.5 lakh fingerprint database, while all the States have about 50 lakh finger print database.
- Once the database is ready, there would be a need for Artificial Intelligence in data analytic tools by which authorities can analyse the data and see whether an offender has a criminal record in other states too
- out of 50 lakh cases registered each year in the country, the fingerprint experts are able to visit only around 55,000 scenes of crime, which is just 1% of all cases and is grossly inadequate.
Source: The Hindu