Bengaluru police can now identify persons with criminal records by scanning their fingerprints.
Story so far: The Mobile CCTNS app developed by the State Crime Record Bureau (SCRB) has a fingerprint database that will show the criminal history, if any, of individuals. The application consolidates the fingerprint database state-wise.
- The Mobile CCTNS can be used for finding persons of interest, crime mapping and analytics, arrest coordination and vehicle search.
- The app also provides arrest data in real-time, which means that all other police stations will be notified when an arrest has been made.
Additional features: Apart from criminal records, the app has information related to missing persons and unnatural deaths. Data on vehicles used in crimes is also available on the app. Police can check registration numbers to verify if a vehicle was involved in a crime.