The Directorate of Forensic Sciences (DFS) inaugurated the criminal database system, an ambitious project of the Gujarat Police being compiled for the last two years at the All India Finger Print Directors Conference in Gandhinagar on Saturday by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) and Gujarat Forensic Science University. The database is one of the first in the country where details of over 10 lakh criminals have been compiled in one centralised system.
The database has details of 10.36 lakh criminals including history-sheeters, terrorists, anti-social elements, gangs and mafia groups and others with details of their name, age, address, locations, phone numbers and cases registered against them. The preparation of the database began at the Ahmedabad Crime Branch with the main centre in DFS to give access to police units across the country.
Mohinder Dahiya, director DFS, said, “The database maintained in digitised format would help police track criminals easily specially those who are absconding or heinous criminals under PASA. The database is just a click away for the police agencies across the country. This is one of the most unique steps any police and forensic unit can take to bring one stop data on criminals across the State”.
The Ahmedabad Crime Branch that primarily began developing the database has used computer forensics, internet log analysis, XRX mobile forensics and much more to develop the software for this system.
The DFS had also developed a parallel system to record fingerprint scanning of criminals. The system was installed in city police station of commissionerates where the policemen could record fingerprints of the criminals and send details to DFS to feed in the database. The database also has fingerprints of criminals from few places where live scan devices were sent.
Fingerprint experts from US and Japan shared their technology products during the seminar with the DFS and Gujarat police displaying much advanced systems of sensitive password protected data collection with profiles and fingerprints of the criminals in US.