Haryana to register finger prints of domestic helpers

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Karnal, Mar 12 (UNI) In view of increasing incidents of crime by domestic servants, the Haryana Police has decided to register the finger prints of all the household servants in the state.

According to Haryana Crime Record Bureau Director Laik Ram Dabas, the move has been made at the behest of Haryana DGP Ranjiv Dalal following a sudden spurt in crime having involvement of servants particularly in Gurgaon, Faridabad and Panchkula during the past few months.

Mr Ram said that all the district police chiefs in the state had been directed to procure the finger prints of the household servants in their district and promptly send them to the Crime Record Bureau.

He said the move would not only help in identifying the perpetrators of the crime but would also provide relief to the innocent servants from unneccessary harassment.

He appealed to the people to get their servants and their finger prints registered with the police.

As per the state government estimates, around seven lakh people were working as domestic help in the state out of which four lakh were employed in urban houses, Mr Ram said.

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