Government to prepare national data base of rape convicts
The government said on Thursday that a national data base with photographs of all rape convicts will be prepared.
Minister of State for Home R.P.N. Singh said 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 Delhi Police website also," he told reporters here.
Singh said that subsequently the plan will cover all states and Union Territories and websites of state police forces will carry photographs, names and addresses of the rape convicts.
Modalities for preparing the data-base are being prepared and the NCRB website will be ready with the photographs, names and addresses of the rapists in a few months.
"We are very serious to deal with the problem and taking all possible action as early as possible," Singh said.
Singh's statement came as a para-medical student who was raped in a moving bus in South Delhi by six men and then subjected to brutal violence on December 16 continues to be in a critical state at Singapore's Mt. Elizabeth Hospital where she was admitted this morning.
Government has already set up a Commission of Inquiry to identify lapses and fix responsibility for the December 16 gang-rape case and also constituted a committee of jurists for reviewing the existing laws to provide speedier justice and enhanced punishment in cases of sexual assault.
Meanwhile, protests have been going on in Delhi mostly by students demanding stricter laws for rapists.