The Director of National Crime Records Bureau has sought access to the Adhar database to solve crimes by the investigating agencies.
Based on the records, first-time offenders are more who have no history in the police stations, 80 to 85 percent crimes are by the first-time offenders putting investigating officials in the dark for further proceedings in such cases.
There is another important need to find the identities of unidentified bodies, fingerprint information in adhar would help the police to identify these bodies to a great extent. More than 45,000 bodies go unidentified every year.
Hence there is an urgent need for the access to the Adhar -database by the NCCRB.
However, there is the need for checks and balances to the access to Adhar database information should not fall into the wrong hands for total misuse. Security to the data accessed has to have accountability with legal implications on those who dare to misuse this information.
Can the government assure this?