Amid Aadhaar security row, NCRB proposes limited access to police officials

The sharing of the opinion was at the the 19th All India Conference of Directors of Finger Prints Bureau in Hyderabad

Amid debate over the Aadhaar data security, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) director Ish Kumar opined that police could be given limited access to Aadhaar data.

This would be aimed at, he said, helping the police nab first-time offenders or even for the identification of bodies.

The sharing of the opinion was at the the 19th All India Conference of Directors of Finger Prints Bureau in Hyderabad.

He said that an expected 50 lakh cases get registered every year in the country and most of them committed by first-time offenders who could be caught by their fingerprints.

The NCRB director further added that while Aadhaar case was pending before the Supreme Court, the new proposal has been requested to the Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir.

Kumar also stressed the urgent need for modernisation of all State fingerprint bureaux.

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