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The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill 2022 Explained

What is the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill and how does it work
Union Home Minister Amit Shah tabled the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill 2022 in parliament.
The Bill is aimed at authorising the police to take measurements of convicts and other persons for the purpose of identification and investigations in criminal matters apart from preserving records.
The Bill is aimed at authorising the police to take measurements of convicts and other persons for the purpose of identification and investigations in criminal matters apart from preserving records.
Once the new Bill is introduced, it would repeal the existing The Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920.
The Bill empowers the police to collect finger impressions, palm print impression, footprint impression, iris and retina scan.
The Bill also empowers the police to collect footprint impressions, physical, biological samples and their analysis, behavioural attributes including signatures, handwriting or any other examination.
The existing law allows the police only to take finger and footprint impression.
As per the provisions of the new Bill any person convicted, arrested or detained under any preventive detention law will be required to provide the above mentioned measurements to the police or a prison official.
Credits
ncrb.gov.in, www.fbi.gov