Government to take all steps for speedy justice to women, poor: MoS Home

Published: 13 October, 2020 15:30 IST | IANS | New Delhi

Noting that Home Minister Shah had emphasised on the importance of police modernisation, the Minister said the Centre had released Rs 780 crore for the purpose during 2019-20.

Representational Image | Pic/AFP
Representational Image | Pic/AFP

Asserting that central government believes in "zero tolerance in criminal and terror cases", Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy on Tuesday assured that it will take all steps to ensure "speedy and decisive justice" to all victims of crimes against women and the downtrodden.

"Under the leadership of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, our aim is to create crime-free India," Reddy said, adding that the government does not believe in viewing a crime from the prism of caste, creed, religion, or region.

He was speaking after digitally inaugurating the 21st All India Conference of Directors, Fingerprint Bureau 2020.

Reddy said that although law and order is a State subject, the central government has an important role in monitoring and tracking crime as well as modernisation of state police forces, their capacity building, and extending assistance to states in improving policing.

Noting that Home Minister Shah had emphasised on the importance of police modernisation, the Minister said the Centre had released Rs 780 crore for the purpose during 2019-20.

Reddy said that the digitisation of records and fingerprint data is an important step forward in documenting and tracking crimes and criminals and expressed the confidence that a fully-computerised National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS) will soon become functional and benefit the police forces across the country.

Reddy also inaugurated an eCyber Lab with state-of-the-art cyber forensic tools, set up by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). October is observed as National Cyber Security Awareness month

Reddy pointed out that the eCyber Lab will provide virtual experience in investigation of cybercrimes.

NCRB Director Ramphal Pawar said that NAFIS will be a game changer, providing help to investigating officers in identifying criminals on the basis of fingerprints in the data base on real-time basis.

Keep scrolling to read more news

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates.

Mid-Day is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the latest news

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
loading image
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK