Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: In an unprecedented move, the Delhi Police have uploaded the names, photographs, addresses and other details of convicted sex offenders on their website.
The Delhi Police claim that the move to name and shame sexual offenders will help people recognise the accused and lodge complaints about unreported offences.
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs, on the basis of a proposal made by Justice Verma Commission, had sent a directive to the Delhi Police to upload the details of the sexual offenders, who have been found guilty in the last three decades (1983-2013).
Details of 664 persons convicted of ‘serious’ sexual offences have been uploaded so far.
“It is in pursuance of a government directive that seeks to deter sexual criminals from relapsing and committing similar offences post-conviction,” said Ravindra Yadav, additional commissioner of police (crime).
“Given the recurring nature of such offences, the objective is also to provide adequate information to those residing in and around the vicinity of these persons to keep themselves safe.”
One can log on to the Delhi Police`s website, http://www.delhipolice.nic.in/, and click on the `sexual offenders` link on the left hand side. The details, such as name, parents` names, address and case details, are displayed year-wise.
(With Agency inputs)