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February 16 2015

Criminal Police Verification Checks: A Tale of Blatant Loopholes

In India, criminal police verification reports are often the main, if not the only, component of a criminal background check. Ideally, they should help verify if an individual has been involved in any criminal activity and has pending criminal cases in jurisdictional police offices records. These reports involve checking records at the commissioner of police office|superintendent of police office and the local police station, as applicable, based on a candidate 's address and local or state regulations. However, there are specific challenges with these reports that render them less effective, often inaccurate, and potentially non-compliant with a variety of local, regional, and international regulations and guidelines.