Delhi Police Uses Facial Recognition Technology To Probe JNU Violence

Imran Fazal - Jan 15, 2020


Delhi Police Uses Facial Recognition Technology To Probe JNU Violence

Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) database has been scrutinized to match the facial features of people involved in JNU violence.

Delhi police have initiated a probe into Jawaharlal Nehru University violence. The crime branch after taking over the investigations is using facial recognition technology to identify masked men involved in the violence. For the past week, several protests are being held to support students. Aishe Ghosh, President of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union was severely injured in the attack.

Masked Man
For the past week, several protests are being held to support students.

Over 40-50 masked men entered the university and assaulted students present inside the campus. Hostel rooms were ransacked and student unions across India started to protest against the violence. Several celebrities raised their voice against the violence and demanded strict punishment against people involved in the attack.

Meanwhile, the Delhi crime branch has collected footage of the incident and have launched their investigations. CCTV footage from the university has been collected to ascertain people involved in the attack. “People seen in the video are masked. We are checking our Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) database to identify people involved in the attack,” said a senior Delhi police officer. “We have closed in on few accused involved in the crime. We will summon them and verify the footage with their facial features,” said the officer.

Delhi Police1
Meanwhile, the Delhi crime branch has collected footage of the incident and have launched their investigations.

It has to be noted that Delhi police has initiated to develop their database by collecting data during mass protests and from their existing criminal database. Police officers are armed with face recognition cameras during protests. Data of which is transferred in a system that can be used to identify miscreants involved in violent protests.

Facial recognition technology is widely used abroad but it has been brought to use widely in India recently. “Facial recognition technology is very helpful in tracking miscreants. It can also be evidence used to prosecute a culprit. This helps the state to increase their conviction rate. It often happens that during mass protests, the mob indulges in criminal activities and run away from the crime scene. This makes the task of the police department very difficult to track these culprits. But with technology, police can now track the culprits and produce them before the court,” said Ritesh Bhatia, Cyber Crime Security Expert.

>>> A Tech Centre Is Being Set Up To Help Delhi Police Fight Cyber Crime

Comments

Sort by Newest | Popular

Next Story

Read more

Realme C17 Launched With Quad Cameras, New Chipset, For Around Rs. 13,800

Mobile- Sep 22, 2020

Realme C17 Launched With Quad Cameras, New Chipset, For Around Rs. 13,800

For a price of around Rs. 13,800, the Realme C17 features a new chipset, a beefy battery with fast charging, and quad rear cameras.

POCO X3 Arrives In India: Snapdragon 732G, 6,000mAh Battery, Affordable Price

Mobile- Sep 22, 2020

POCO X3 Arrives In India: Snapdragon 732G, 6,000mAh Battery, Affordable Price

The POCO X3 Indian version doesn't support NFC like the European version, but it has a larger 6,000mAh battery and a more affordable price tag.

Vistara Becomes First Airline In India To Offer Free In-Flight WiFi

Features- Sep 22, 2020

Vistara Becomes First Airline In India To Offer Free In-Flight WiFi

Passengers who travel on Vistara's new Boeing 787 Dreamliners on the Delhi-London route can access internet connectivity.

3D Illusion Night Lamp India: Most Beautiful Night Lights For Your Home

Features- Sep 24, 2020

3D Illusion Night Lamp India: Most Beautiful Night Lights For Your Home

3D illusion night lamp India: this post provides a list of the most beautiful night lights in India so you can choose the best one for yourself.

GoPro Hero 9 Black In India: Bigger Battery And More Power

Gadgets- Sep 23, 2020

GoPro Hero 9 Black In India: Bigger Battery And More Power

GoPro Hero 9 black in India is arguably the most leaked GoPro device so far.

Upcoming 5.4-Inch iPhone Will Reportedly Be Called iPhone 12 Mini

Mobile- Sep 22, 2020

Upcoming 5.4-Inch iPhone Will Reportedly Be Called iPhone 12 Mini

If this news is to be believed, the iPhone 12 mini will be the first iPhone with the "mini" suffix in the name, similar to the iPad mini, Mac mini, and iPod mini.