Chandigarh, Jul 11 (UNI) In order to strengthen its Finger Print Bureau and Forensic Labs, the Haryana Police has purchased equipment worth Rs 1.40 crore during the current year while purchase of equipment of about Rs 1 crore is in pipeline.
A police spokesman said the purchased equipment included Live Finger Print Scanners which would help the local police to take fingerprints of criminals on the spot and get the same compared with data bank at State Crime Record Bureau (SCRB) by an automatic process.
Laptops had also been purchased for finger print experts deployed in the districts. He said this would help in better and quicker comparison of finger prints.
He said advance Finger Print system was also being modernised to expand its storage capacity and it would soon be web enabled.
In order to create data bank of criminals and to assist district police in Crime Criminal Sharing System, he said, 23 servers had also been bought and given to all districts including GRP Haryana.
He said new Finger Print Kits having capability to develop latent prints had been bought for development of finger prints from various items found on the scene of crime. Digital cameras were now available for development of photographs of fingerprints at the scene of crime, he said.
In order to take the technology to grass root level, each police station would have a trained fingerprint technician. He said that special courses were being run at Finger Print Bureau for this purpose.
With the availability of modern and automatic equipment and trained manpower, the Haryana Police was slated to march ahead in the field of criminal investigation with the help of scientific aids including fingerprints, he added.
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