Govt officials’ list to be stored online: Home Minister
07 February 2016, Nirapad News: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday said a database with biometric information of government officials and employees would be prepared making it available website so that any fake passports cannot be made using their names and credentials.
The minister made the statement as he inaugurated a database of prisoners prepared by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at its headquarters.
His statement came amid recent reports that some people have left the country with fake passports using government officials’ names and their credentials.
The minister said the new online document, ‘Rab Prison Inmate Database System’ will be connected with every immigration point in the country to prevent criminals from leaving the country by faking their names. Similarly, no criminal can enter the country from abroad for it, he added.
With the successful inauguration of the Rab Prison Inmate Database System, the Home Minister said, the country has moved another step ahead to be ‘Digital Bangladesh.
He hoped that the NID and Passport department will be benefited having connected with Department of Prisons through the Rab Prison Inmate Database System.
Director General of Rab Benazir Ahmed said 68 jails have been connected with the database following formal opening of the database system.
Besides, the militants who go to jail changing their names can easily be identified, said the DG Rab adding that the militants and notorious criminals will be under close monitoring of the elite force when they will be released from jail.
Not only Rab and the jail authorities, but also other law enforcement and intelligence agencies will be benefited using the criminal database system, Benazir hoped.
The elite force started preparing the data of only the convicted criminals in jails across the country in 2010 and they have already preserved about 45,000 criminals’ data. From now on, they will collect data of every jail inmate.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque, Director General of RAB Benazir Ahmed, Inspector General (Prison) Brigadier General Iftekhar Uddin and the chiefs of different intelligence agencies were present at the inaugural programme.