The Ministry of Home Affairs recently added 10 lakh names of sexual offenders against women in its National Registry on Sexual Offenders (NRSO) so far. Six months before, the database included names of around 4.4 lakh sexual offenders.
The NDSO includes sexual offenders convicted under charges of rape, gang rape, POCSO and eve teasing. The National Crime Records Bureau is maintaining the national registry of sex offenders.
A senior home ministry official told PTI, “As of now, we have uploaded details of over five lakh sex offenders.” The database includes name, address, photograph and fingerprint details for each entry. However, the database will not compromise any individual’s privacy.”
The database, which will be maintained by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), will be regularly shared with States/UTs for tracking, monitoring and investigation, including verification of antecedents by police. pic.twitter.com/qTOUFvGs1f
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