Bengaluru police on Monday arrested a man wanted in connection with a murder case and said to be absconding for 12 years. He was arrested thanks to the police’s Mobile Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (M-CCTNS). Police also said he was identified thanks to a portable fingerprint scanning app made available to them by the union home ministry. The app cross-checks the suspect’s fingerprint against information on the M-CCTNS server.
“Murder case accused absconding for last 12 years nabbed by Yeshwanthapura Police Station with help of mCCTNS app and portable fingerprint scanner which verifies suspects’ fingerprint against database,” Vinayak Patil, the deputy commissioner of police for Bengaluru (north), tweeted, adding, “Technology empowering cutting edge functionaries.”