Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI
Delhi Police has traced about 3,000 missing children in just four days by using facial recognition system (FRS). Delhi Police has started using the FRS software on a trial basis to track down the missing children. This was stated by the Women and Child Development Ministry in an affidavit to the Delhi High Court.
The ministry said, the identities of nearly 3000 missing children have been established and efforts are on to help them reunite with their families. It said, Delhi Police used the facial recognition system on 45,000 children living in different children’s homes. Of them, 2,930 children could be recognised between April 6 and April 10.
Delhi Police took help of the FRS software after the High Court asked it to test run the FRS which can help trace and rescue missing children. The FRS software stores the facial features of any child and matches them with photographs and database available with the Track Child portal as a result of which the identity of the child is instantly established.
National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has also advocated the use of such softwares which can help trace the missing children and reunite them with their families.