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Finger printing gadgets to help control crime

Technological aid: A mobile device with Automatic Fingerprints Identification System being exhibited during the launch in Kumram Bheem Asifabad district on Monday.

Technological aid: A mobile device with Automatic Fingerprints Identification System being exhibited during the launch in Kumram Bheem Asifabad district on Monday.

The backwardness of Kumram Bheem Asifabad and Adilabad districts does not in any way impede criminals. Like everywhere else, police in these areas needs to be constantly on alert to keep crime under control.

It is these districts which are in the forefront of adopting modern technology in order to keep crime and criminals under check. The latest aids to arrive are the devices and scanners which fingerprint and palm print suspects and accused and help in identifying them in real time from the database.

On Monday, the Automatic Fingerprints Identification System (AFIS) was formally launched in Kumram Bheem Asifabad district by Superintendent of Police Sunpreet Singh. At the launch of the mobile device which has the AFIS software, he said that the department has plans to provide 17 select police stations with those machines.

“Such technology is useful in prevention of crime especially the ever-increasing property offences. Crime detection is possible in quick time,” the SP observed as he addressed police officers at the launch.

Adilabad police will soon have three AFIS and an equal number of Live Scanner System (LSS). Superintendent of Police M. Sreenivas checked the working of the two systems.

The AFIS and LSS work on Russian technology and are actually fingerprinting and fingerprint reading devices which need to be attached to android phones or tablets. The AFIS can be carried in police mobile vehicles even to real-time cross check fingerprints of suspects who are found loitering during nights.

The LSS will be kept at police stations which have courts functioning under their area of operation. It will be used to fingerprint all the accused who are produced in courts which eventually build a proper database of criminals.

Adilabad will have Boath, Utnoor and Adilabad Two Town police station equipped with the LSS. These electronically operated systems will go a long way in cutting time in detection and investigation of crime.


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