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Get facial recognition software quickly: HC to govt, cops

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The High has asked the and the police to coordinate with each other to procure at the earliest a facial recognition software which would help trace and rescue missing children.

A bench of Justices G S Sistani and Chander Shekhar asked the police to forward, within three weeks, a proposal to the regarding the specifications required in the software.


The direction was issued by the bench after the government, represented by standing counsel Rahul Mehra, said it was willing to fund the procurement of the software.

The was asked to consider the proposal within three weeks of receiving it and act expeditiously on it. The asked the police and the to file a status report by the next date of hearing on November 6.

The bench was hearing a plea regarding missing children in which it has been examining ways and means to address the issue of tracing them and restoring them to their families.

Earlier, the had observed that crowded places were often used by child traffickers to kidnap children and that the kids were vulnerable at the railway stations.

The had directed installation of CCTV cameras at the stations, saying they would "go a long way" to prevent the menace and provide leads with regard to children missing from these areas.

Pursuant to the direction, the Railways had informed the bench that it has installed CCTV in 10 out of the 14 stations in and cameras would be set up in the remaining four soon. It also told the that help-desks would be provided at all the stations shortly.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, October 09 2017. 17:48 IST
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