Fingerprint Bureau was established in Dhaka under CID in 1947. Since inception, it has been playing a significant role to identify the criminal as well as to detect the crime. This bureau is helping to dispense justice by providing world standard fingerprint expert opinion.
This bureau receives both the civil and criminal cases from the honorable courts and any government investigating organizations. Assistant Superintendent of Police(ASP), Inspectors and Sub-Inspectors are working here as experts. To provide expert report, they examine disputed fingerprints of any document with specimen and standard fingerprints by comparing through the pattern and minutiae base to ascertain whether the disputed fingerprint is matched or not with the specimen or standard. Chance or latent prints both finger and palm are also examined with suspects ten prints and palm prints. Experts use various sophisticated instruments of international standard. As per government rule, to take an expert report in a civil case (not criminal case) 500/- taka in addition to 40/- taka in each enlarge copy of the fingerprint it needs to be deposited in any branch of Sonali Bank Bangladesh Limited in a certain code number (1-2201-0001-2681). The Bureau also provides the immigrants’ fingerprints. The immigrants needs to deposit 500/- in any branch of Sonali Bank to take a copy of fingerprints.
Around 20,000 Fingerprints against 1000 cases are examined in each year. The number is increasing day by day.