Data base of rape convicts to soon be posted online

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 16:50 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The government said Thursday it was planning to compile a data base of all rape convicts across the country and post their photographs, names and addresses on a website.

Minister of State for Home R.P.N. Singh told reporters that he has directed the National Crime Records Bureau to prepare a directory of all rape convicts and upload their photographs, names and addresses on its website.

"We are planning to start it in Delhi. Photographs, names and addresses of the rapists will be uploaded on the Delhi Police website (http:," he told reporters here.

The plan would later be implemented in all states and union territories and the websites of the state police forces would similarly carry the photographs, names and addresses of rape convicts.

The move is part of the government's latest measures following the massive protests over the brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi Dec 16.

"We are very serious about dealing with the problem and taking all possible action as early as possible," Singh said.

Among other measures announced by the government, are a commission of inquiry to probe the gang-rape, identify lapses and fix responsibility as well as a panel of jurists to review the existing laws to provide speedier justice and enhanced punishment in cases of sexual assault.

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