OIVS tech introduced

Crime suspects can be identified on the spot

Staff Correspondent

1 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has introduced a new technology to confirm the identity of crime suspects by scanning their fingerprints on the spot.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal inaugurated the Onsite Identification and Verification System (OIVS) technology at the home ministry on Sunday.

Explaining how OIVS technology works, Colonel Tofail Mostafa Sarwar, Additional Director General (ADG) of RAB, said, “As soon as someone puts a finger on a device, it will connect to different servers. Apart from NID, passport, crime information and driving license information, law enforcers can know whether they are Rohingya or not.”

Colonel Tofail said, “The software of this technology is made in Bangladesh, but the device has been brought from abroad.”

About the new technology, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said, “Anyone can be identified with the help of this technology. Not only criminals, but also the identity of the general public can be confirmed.”

On the occasion, a TVC titled Mrityunjoyee Sahose Manuser Pashe (Beside the people who have conquered death) was unveiled to remember the sacrifices of RAB members.

The minister said, “Many have lost their legs and given their lives during various operations. So far, 28 RAB members have been killed and more than 500 injured.”

Speaking on the occasion, Mostafa Kamal Uddin, Senior Secretary, Public Security Division under the home ministry, said, “Criminals tend to hide information. It is the latest technology in forensic testing. As a result, all kinds of information will easily be available. Criminals can commit crimes but cannot hide. This will also make it easier to identify unclaimed bodies.”

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed said, “Rumour has it that only criminals are killed in shoot-out with law enforcement agencies. This TVC will be useful to debunk the myth. If OIVS supports the server, I want to use it for police force.”

RAB Director General Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun said the technology is believed to play a significant role in curbing crime.