CID’s Fingerprint Bureau which is one of the oldest in the world where two sub-inspectors namely Hem Chandra Bose and Azizul Haque implemented a mathematical formula to rate the fingerprint pattern is still in use even after 125 years. The Bureau got it’s own home finally on Monday.
Bengal DGP Manoj Malaviya stated that it was housed in a 400 sqft space until it was moved to a more spacious living quarters in the new annex building of Bhawani Bhawan, it has the newest technology namely the state-of-the-art scanning technology and also it has the potential to match fingerprints.
He further added by stating an example of setting up of Fingerprint Bureau that Gopal Krishna Gokhale, who was an Indian ‘moderate’ political leader said that what Bengal does today, the rest of the India follows after many years. Today fingerprinting remains the basic technique to detect any crime or any unique identification.
ADG, R Rajasekaran and ICP of West Bengal CID, stated that Automation Fingerprint Identification System has been started to allow seamless identity of the fingerprints by searching online with the databases.