Aadhaar Access to Be Given to Police to Track First-Time Offenders & Unidentified Bodies?
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National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) director Ish Kumar recently proposed that police should be given "limited access" to Aadhaar data for them to find first-time offenders and unidentified bodies, according to a report on Times of India. This suggestion comes at a time when Supreme Court is hearing pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhar on the ground that it violates the right to privacy.

Kumar pointed out that almost 50 lakh cases are registered across the country every year, and out of which 80-85 per cent of the offenders are first timers, without any police record. In addition to this, more than 40,000 unidentified bodies are found every year. With the help of Aadhar, police will be able to identify these bodies, and then they can be handed over to their family members.

He also stressed the need to need to modernise all state fingerprint bureaus, so that experts could at least visit most crime scenes.