Haryana Police launch biometric fingerprint system in Karnal district

December 26, 2012 - 

Police in Haryana have begun to pilot test a biometric fingerprint device to detect criminals by their fingerprints in the Karnal district, The Hindu reports. 

According to the Additional Director General of Police, State Crime Bureau, Madhuban Liak Ram Dabas said the Haryana state police has bought 65 of the new fingerprint capturing system, which can store the prints of 26,500 people.

This new deployment makes the Karnal district the first district f Haryana to implement such a system as a pilot project.

“If fingerprint of any person where already stored in this device, then it will recognize in no time when the same person puts his fingers on it,” Ram Dabas said.

As reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, Haryana state administration recently ordered its police force to fingerprint all arrested persons, as a part of a new automated fingerprint identification system.

Information regarding the manufacturer of the fingerprint devices to be used by authorities in the Karnal district was not immediately available.

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