TIRUPATI: In an attempt to quickly identify anti-social elements and to further strengthen the visible policing system, Chittoor district Police wing has deployed around 63 state-of-the-art Blue colt motorcycles titled as ‘Bhadra’, an integrated bike fitted with an advanced ‘Fingerprint Identification Network System (FINS)’ and GPS.
Under the first phase, Superintendent of Police Ch. Venkata Appala Naidu and Additional SP E. Supraja on Monday flagged of the motorbikes, fitted with hand-held FINS devices through which the cops can easily detect anti-social elements on the spot.
To ascertain past criminals, the department has developed fully-loaded software on a pilot basis with which the cops can take fingerprints of the arrested suspects or criminals on a handheld device (FINS) and the retrieved print will be further compared with the existing fingerprint database of criminals across the country.
Explaining about the functioning of FINS, SP Mr Appala Naidu said the cops handling “Bhadra” bikes have been provided with FINS gadgets through which fingerprints of the suspected persons can be scanned on the spot. After the scanning, the gadget searches through the criminal database of Andhra Pradesh and other states as well to find a match from the pre-stored records.
According to the SP, this system can be useful to know the personal details of the anti-social elements and another advantage of the FINS was that it worked as a deterrent for criminals to an extent as they would be caught with all the proofs.
“The Blue Colt personnel are provided with FINS gadgets that are integrated with the motorbikes itself and also with the command control centre. Details of more than 10 lakh criminals and offenders have been made available in the software which was collected from the state police fingerprint bureau”, the SP explained.
Meanwhile, in the first phase, ‘Bhadra’ bikes integrated with FINS gadgets will be provided to the cops working in semi-urban and urban areas across the district, which were found to be vulnerable to various kinds of offences.
The beat police will be enabled to scan the fingerprints of the suspected persons on the spot and after the scanning, the gadget searches through the criminal database to find a match to ascertain if a suspect has a past criminal record....