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HYDERABAD: Limited access to Aadhaar data was needed to be given to police for the purpose of catching first time offenders and for identification of unidentified bodies, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) Director Ish Kumar said today.

    At present around 50 lakh cases were registered every year in the country and most of them committed by first time offenders who leave their fingerprints, which would not be available in police records, he told the 19th All India Conference of Directors of Finger Prints Bureau here.

    “There is need for access to Aadhaar data to police for the purpose of investigation. This is essential because 80 to 85 per cent of the criminals every year are first time offenders with no records (of them available) with the police.

    “But they also leave their fingerprints while committing crimethere is need for limited access to Aadhaar, so that we can catch them,” he said.

 Similarly, more than 40,000 unidentified bodies were recovered every year. With access to Aadhaar, these could be identified and handed over to their relatives, he said. (AGENCIES)


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