The AP State Government is now going next level with tagging convicts and crooks. The government wants to enforce legislation that will permit the State Police Department and the associated investigation agencies to collect and store the DNA samples in a centralized database. This takes the convict tagging and catching to a whole new level.
This kind of legislation has been pending for approval since a very long time and is now picking up the momentum. Dwaraka Tirumala Rao, Additional DGP of AP spoke to a leading newspaper daily and shared the update. He said that the state is moving quickly on this and is also drafting a State Law. The CM had launched the DNA Collection Kit in August 2016, developed by IntegenX, a US based company. This collection kit will enable DNA extraction from both saliva and blood within two hours.
Law enforcement departments now use DNA extraction as a measure to tag and nab criminals across all the developed countries in the world. The results are extremely efficient and proven, keeping a check on the crime rate as well. Over 70 million samples have been collected in 54 countries in the last 20 years, and zero instances of the data compromise.
Once Andhra Pradesh implements the DNA extraction practice, the rest of the states are very likely to emulate the same.