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Biometric identification for criminals introduced
Correspondent KOHIMA, APR 28 (NPN)
Published on 29 Apr. 2010 12:17 AM IST
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Nagaland is among the 22 states in the country which has introduced Biometric Identification for Criminals.
Automated Finger Print Identification Systems (AFIS) for the purpose of identification of criminals has been introduced in 22 States and the Union Territory of Puducherry, this was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ajay Maken in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.
According to a PIB release the 22 States where AFIS, has been introduced for identification of criminals are: Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orrisa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakand, West Bengal and Union Territory Puducheery.
The minister also stated that Under Crime & Criminal Tracking Network and System (CCTNS) Project which is a Mission mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan, every police station in the country is proposed to be provided with Finger Print Reader for which Rs. 15,000/- per police station has been earmarked. Further, in select police stations Finger Print Enrolment Facility is envisaged for which Rs. 174.40 Crore has been earmarked.

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