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Govt approves facial recognition system for identification of bodies

Reddy said this will facilitate better identification of criminals, unidentified dead bodies and missing or found children and persons and will not violate privacy.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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AFRS will use police records and will be accessible only to law enforcement agencies, he said in reply to a written question.. Representative Image

The Home Ministry has given approval to the automated system (AFRS) for identification of unrecognised bodies, missing children and criminals.

Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said in that the approval has been accorded for implementation of AFRS by the Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

AFRS will use police records and will be accessible only to law enforcement agencies, he said in reply to a written question.

Reddy said this will facilitate better identification of criminals, unidentified dead bodies and missing or found children and persons and will not violate privacy.

First Published: Wed, March 04 2020. 17:07 IST
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