Ingushetia collects fingerprints of residents
The procedure is of voluntary nature.
According to Region Online, the Ingush Interior Ministry was engaged in collecting fingerprints of all the inhabitants of the region. At the moment, the procedure is voluntary. The press service explained that people would help the police to identify people injured in road accidents, natural disasters, and any other accidents.
Militiamen also tell that they often find people with impaired memory and usually spend weeks to establish their identity.
Ingush Ministry of Internal Affairs considers fingerprinting a “panacea.”