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What is “AMBIS” System and how will it help in nabbing the criminals?

The Automated Multi-modal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS) is the new innovation in the way of storing data like fingerprints, photographs, and retinal scans of all criminals. This system will help the police in nabbing the culprits in speedy way. Maharashtra became the first state in the country which adopt the AMBIS system.
Aug 23, 2019 18:55 IST
AMBIS System

What is Automated Multi-modal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS)?

The Automated Multi-modal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS) was launched by the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

AMBIS will be beneficial in storing data of criminals and speed up the investigation in criminal cases. AMBIS will work as a Google search engine for the police in finding the details of the criminals in a click. This is the first of its kind technology used in the country to capture the criminals.

Worth to mention that AMBIS will operate under the purview of the Maharashtra Cyber department.

Importance of the AMBIS System

1. The Automated Multimodal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS) has enabled the police to cross-reference to put faces to criminals whose fingerprints have been captured on paper over the decades.

2. AMBIS would act like a digital lab of the criminal records.It will have records like photographs, fingerprints and retinal scans of all criminals.

3. AMBIS is connected to a central server so the police departments of the country and abroad would be able to find the detail of any particular criminal.

4. With the help of AMBIS system the police would be able to trace (with the help of mobile live scanners) on the spot that whether the suspect had any previous criminal record or not. If new data does not match with old data stored in the AMBIS then the criminal is a new comer.

5. So far AMBIS has details of 6.5 lakh criminals. The data stored in the AMBIS have the details like nature of the crime is done by a particular offender.

6.  The details of the offenders can be traces in just 0.46 mili seconds.

7. Police will be able to feed the data into the AMBIS direct from the crime site which is  connected to the citywide CCTV camera network in Mumbai, as well as the Central government’s Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System.

8. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced the project implementation across all 94 police stations in Mumbai and it will cover all 1160 police stations in the state’s 42 police districts, 12 police training centers, 10 central jails, 7 police ranges and 4 fingerprint bureaus in the years to come.

So far the cyber police department has digitised more than 6.5 lakh fingerprints recorded on paper from the 1950s onwards. Hence it is expected that in the years to come the operation of the AMBIS will help the Mumbai police in reducing the crime in the city and state.

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