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Exploration Of Legal Aspect In The Criminal Procedure Identification Bill: Infringement Of Rights

Shejal Sharma, Lloyd Law College Affiliated with CCSU


The Criminal Procedure Identification Bill (CPI) looks to refresh a British-time regulation to empower police to gather tests of an individual's biometric subtleties, for example, fingerprints and iris examines, assuming they have been captured, confined, or put under preventive detainment on charges that draw in a prison term of seven years or more.

Resistance ideological groups have marked the proposed regulation as draconian and raised worries about information breaks and infringement of privacy. If the information is dispersed or spilled inside the public authority or past, the individual might endure long-haul side-effects from the public authority, yet from different entertainers who have acquired this delicate and important information. In addition to such advancements in technological approach and enhancement in the scope of data collection, this bill has raised multiple questions on the control and supervisory mechanism of the state about the same. Also, it is widely believed that this bill would entitle a lot of uncontrolled power in the hands of the police department that will be detrimental to the state. Though some sort of constitutional approach has been emphasized by the government all the efforts regarding the same might go in vain owing to its improper arrangement and lack of historical data.

Moreover, the officials additionally dread unfriendly ramifications for basic liberties and have required the bill to allude to a parliamentary standing panel or a select council for point-by-point considerations.

Keywords: Criminal Procedure Identification Bill, infringement of privacy, constitutional approach

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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