Q.2 The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill 2022 aims to replace the Identification of Prisoners Act 1920. Examine the reasons for the introduction of the Bill and what are the concerns with the provision of the Bill? (15 Marks)

Mentor’s comment-
  • https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/this-is-a-criminal-attack-on-privacy/article65278800.ece
  • In the intro, mention that the Prisoners Act 1920 suffered from the issue of the limited definition of the term ‘measurements’.
    In the body mention that in the 1980s, the Law Commission of India (in its 87th Report) and the Supreme Court of India in a judgment titled State of U.P. vs Ram Babu Misra had nearly simultaneously suggested the need to amend the statute owing to the limited scope of the term measurements. In the concerns mention that the definition of measurement in the Bill includes analysis of measurement in its ambit, the Bill removes limitations on persons whose measurements could be taken. The Bill also raises the issue of retention of the gathered data and its security.
  • Conclude by mentioning the need to address these issues with the Bill.
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