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National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS) has been launched by the Home Ministry to allow a country-wide search of crime-related fingerprints.

  • NAFIS will create a unique 10-digit national fingerprint number (NFN) for each person arrested for the crime.
  • Using the database of fingerprints, different crimes can be linked to NFN.
  • It will “provide the much-needed unique identifier for every arrested person in the CCTNS (Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems)
  • Developed by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)
  • Already implemented in Madhya Pradesh (to identify deceased persons)