The Finger Print Bureau (FPB) of the Crime Investigation Department (CID) detected 457 cases on a thorough examination of the fingerprints of offenders in the state last year. The CID said in a statement here on Thursday that FPB staff visited 568 crime scenes for lifting and developing chance prints. Of those, 457 cases were detected with chance prints. In 2012 the number of cases detected was below 300.
This was made possible by Finger Print Analysis in Criminal Tracing System (FACTS), an online link with fingerprinting units in 30 districts. The Central Server is placed at the State Finger Print Bureau.
The bureau helps the local police establish the identity of the dead with finger prints taken from the bodies. It also examination of disputed documents containing the fingerprints concerned and gives expert opinion.