August,14,2015: Parents, employers and concerned people will soon get information on a website about sex offenders and others chargesheeted for crimes against women anywhere in the country, as the Home Ministry is planning to make public online names of all such persons.
Steps are afoot to extend the Crimes and Criminals Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) project by publication of a list of chargesheeted offenders in cases pertaining to crime against women, Home Minister Rajnath Singh wrote in a special feature issued on the eve of Independence Day.
List of wanted and most-wanted criminals, publication of a list of proclaimed offenders, information on human trafficking and missing persons, accessing legal services will also be part of the online initiative under the CCTNS, he said.
The Home Ministry’s Central Citizen Portal and a central database will provide useful services to the citizens speedily.
The intended services include reporting a crime, passport verification, other kind of police verification and accessing victim compensation fund.
The Home Ministry has initiated steps to set up a Nationwide Emergency Response System to respond to the needs of women in distress across the country.
Department of Telecommunications has already allocated emergency number ‘112’ for this system.
Victims in need or their relatives may contact the ‘112’ system using any mode of communication like landline telephone, mobile phone, SMS, email, chat services, voice over internet and mobile apps etc.
In America the FBI maintains the National Sex Offender Public Website—coordinated by the Department of Justice. It enables every citizen to search the latest information from all 50 American states, for the identity and location of known sex offenders.
NSOPW is the only U.S. government Website that links public state, territorial, and tribal sex offender registries from one national search site. Parents, employers, and other concerned residents can utilize the Website’s search tool to identify location information on sex offenders residing, working, and attending school not only in their own neighborhoods but in other nearby states and communities. In addition, the Website provides visitors with information about sexual abuse and how to protect themselves and loved ones from potential victimization.
One can also search registry websites maintained by individual jurisdictions by following the links below. Note: the information contained in the national registry and the state and tribal registries is identical; the national registry simply enables a search across multiple jurisdictions.
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