Biometric system introduced at City police stations

Biometric system introduced at City police stations

The City police have introduced biometric system on a pilot basis at 19 police stations (law and order) to ensure transparency in their functioning.

Giving more details of the system, City Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar said that a innovative software in the system will generate data about policemen who are on duty and on leave, rowdies and habitual offenders in the limits of respective stations.

As per the rules, it is mandatory for the persons accused in certain cases to visit stations regularly and put their signature. However, it is not implemented properly making it difficult for police to trace the criminals. With biometrics in place, the fingerprints of the rowdies and habitual offenders will help police track them easily, he said.

The system has been introduced at Mahadevapura, KG Hali, Banaswadi, Jnanabharathi, Basaveshwarnagar, Rajarajeshwarinagar, Rajagopalnagar, Vidyaranyapura, Yeshwantpur, Koramangala, Yelahanka and other police stations and it will be extended to more stations in the coming days.

The City police recently introduced the decentralised system to crack unsolved cases. The new system yielded the result as a large number of cases were taken to the logical end.

The system fixes the responsibility of solving the unsolved cases on inspector, sub-inspector and assistant sub-inspector in every station. The police cracked as many as 8,000 cases out of 25,000 unsolved cases, the commissioner said.

A high-level committee comprising three joint commissioners of police - S Ravi, K V Sharathchandra and Hemanth Nimbalkar - has been constituted to revise the list of history-sheeters.

The panel is empowered to recommend deletion of names from the rowdy-sheet based on the good conduct of the persons and vice-versa, he added.

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