Need to create voice database of terrorists, criminals: Modi
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday suggested the creation of a database containing voice samples of criminals and terrorists for combating the menace of cross-border terrorism.
Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi on Tuesday suggested the creation of a database containing
voice samples of criminals and terrorists for combating the
menace of cross-border terrorism.
"The most burning problem the world faces today is
terrorism. Many countries are suffering from the menace of
cross-border terrorism," Modi said while inaugurating a meet
organised at the Gujarat Forensic Science University.
It was high time for law enforcement agencies to go for
advanced technology in sophisticated crimes, he said.
"There are various technologies available for
interception, recording and identification. It will be
appropriate to create a database of voice sample of criminals
and terrorists which could help in combating cross border
terrorism," he said, adding that Interpol could support
in developing necessary software for this purpose.
Modi also asked various experts at the meet to come up
with suggestions for framing a DNA Act for the country.
"In all developed countries, most of the investigation
are carried out using DNA profiling and fingerprinting. But in
India we are yet to come out with a DNA Act for the country,"
"I request all of you to deliberate on this issue of DNA
profiling and fingerprinting and come out with certain
suggestions which would be useful in framing the DNA Act for
the country," Modi added.
The four-day meet is the first of its kind being
organised in Asia.
"The meet is to develop cooperation and collaboration
between different countries in order to fight crimes which
have no borders now," Olaf Worbes, special officer for DVI at
"We are also looking at enhancing databases of various
Asian countries with regard to fingerprints and DNA profiling.
There is also a need for uniformity in recording these useful
data," Worbes said.
Experts from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India,
Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka would be deliberating
on various topics besides sharing their experiences at the