Home Ministry to setup Sex Offenders registry
Draft guidelines on the proposal to set up Sex Offenders Registry in India is under preparation in consultation with relevant Ministries/organizations, before they are put out for wider consultation with the State Governments and the public. The initial consultation draft includes the registration of individuals convicted for offences like rape, voyeurism, stalking and aggravated sexual assault and includes possibility of registration of offenders below and above 18 years.
According to draft guidelines proposed, extensive information on the offender will be collected. This will include, inter-alia, name and aliases – registration of primary or given name, nicknames, pseudonyms, Interact identifiers and addresses, telephone numbers, addresses including temporary lodging information, travel and immigration documents, employment information, professional licenses, school/ college/institute information, vehicle information, date of birth, criminal history, current photograph, fingerprints and palm prints, DNA sample, driver’s license, identification card, PAN card number, AADHAR card number and voter ID No.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to a question by Dr. K. Gopal and Smt. Vanaroja R in the Lok Sabha today.