The Haryana police has begun the process of putting the names of convicted rapists on an official website as also on various social networking sites, including Facebook.
The names of those convicted in cases related to crime against women, including rape, molestation and dowry deaths, will be put up on the official website of the Haryana Police Crime Record Bureau (SCRB). The process would be completed by January 10.
Haryana police has started a process to put names, addresses and crime details of at least 2,500 convicted rapists in the past about a decade on the website, a senior police official said here on Friday.
"The motive of putting the names in public domain is two-fold - one to make the society at large aware of such persons in their neighbourhood and second the action is part of unusual steps to check such crimes," director, state crime record bureau, Madhuban (Karnal) Laik Ram Dabas said here.
The move by the SCRB, a wing of the Haryana Police, comes in the wake of increasing number of cases of rape etc in Haryana as also in view of the gang rape of a 23-year-old girl in Delhi who later died in Singapore. By January 10, names of around 6,000 persons convicted by various courts in Haryana for four crimes in past 13 years will be put up on the website of the SCRB, he added.
After that the names would also be put up on social networking sites, including Facebook and Twitter by opening links, he added. Of the 6,000 persons convicted in the state since 2000 for crimes against women, 2,500 were convicted for rape, 1,000 persons, including 100 women, in dowry death cases, 1,000 persons in cases of cruelty against women and 1,500 persons for outraging modesty of women.
Dabas said that the names and addresses of the victims in these cases will not be put up in public domain as is provided in the law.