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Mumbai Police is using Biometric Data to nab criminals quickly

No more tensions and chaos in finding the criminals because a smartphone industry has come up with a massive idea to help police catch the wrongdoers in record time. Now let’s learn about it. We are quite familiar with fingerprint scanners on our phone and have even used it. You must have even known what is Face unlock scans.

And for the first time in India, the Maharashtra government is putting that technology towards security purpose.

Previously, this week, Maharashtra became the first state in India to follow a biometric verification database in a bid to solve crimes.

The Mumbai police executed a new Automated Multi-modal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS), which enables police study, analyse and examine the crime scene and suspect biometric data against those of known criminals in their database itself.

Besides photos at various angles for facial recognition system, the system has police gathering fingerprints, palm prints including the iris scans of suspects in custody.

These data get entered into a database centred at the Mumbai police headquarters, though it will be completely accessible by other Maharashtra police stations through their internal network.

Police stations have also been given a portable AMBIS system, permitting them to compare prints found at a crime scene to the database. This system will also let the police to compare image captures from CCTV footage to pictures they have. And all of this will be produced as evidence in court which makes the overall process much easier.

The cyber department of the Mumbai police have been working on this project since the year 2017.

The significant system was trialled at a few police stations over the past couple of days before finally being officially implemented on Monday.

Quite interestingly, in those four days, the Mumbai police managed to solve 85 crimes in record time.

Now the plan is to finally expand the system to all 1160 police stations in the state’s 42 districts, including jails, fingerprint bureaus, and police training centres.

Written by Sagar Abhinandan

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