Now that the digital fraudsters’ gallery is in place, the Police Department will now create another one for offenders repeatedly involved in violent criminal activities.
The database will help police officers prevent and investigate criminal incidents.
Officials at the Police Headquarters said that DGP Jacob Punnoose has issued an order regarding the creation of the criminals’ gallery last week.
“It will feature people involved in murder, rape-cum-murder, rapecum- murder for gain, rippermodel murders and property offences with rape.
Sexual offences such as molesting women at public places, cyber or mobile phone molesting and repeated rapes will be listed.
Offences under the Explosives Substances Act and Arms Act will be mentioned in the gallery such as making weapons and bombs.
It will have an account of quotation gang crimes involving killing or hurting repeatedly for economic or personal gain, or being engaged by other groups,” sources at the Headquarters said.
The gallery will enable access to the details of the persons involved in murder cases and other crimes in the last one year.
Whenever a criminal is arrested in the future, a comprehensive profile will be digitally sent to the State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB).
The details will include a confession statement, photographs, a copy of the fingerprint and a newspaper cutting of the incident.
The confession statement would comprise the offender’s address, details of close associates and relatives, abodes and hide outs, the modus operandi and habits.
The SCRB will maintain the data in the form of a ‘Gallery of Violent Criminals’, and police officers of and above the rank of SI can access it using individual logins and passwords.
Besides the IGP, the SCRB will personally monitor the receipt of data on the above categories from the districts every month and give feedback to the District Superintendent on the basis of the report.