Verifies whether any criminal complaint or criminal case has been filed against the name of the candidate in the police records.
Records of the Indian Police authorities manually scanned.
Makes checks for criminal records of candidates at local police stations and also at criminal and civil courts
Criminal Records Checks in India essentially involves obtaining local criminal record information equivalent to Country Court records checks in the US. The checks are carried out at the local or central police departments having jurisdiction over the applicant’s residential address.
Criminal verification in India is one of the most difficult verification in the world. There is big difference between US system & Indian system. There are no Felony or Misdemeanour courts in India like US instead we have Police Departments of various States and metros.
Each State has its own system of functioning. Moreover, two police officers of the same State may be having different views. There are no computerized databases to be searched as almost all the records are filed manually. We have to identify the concerned and correct Police Station of the area of residence. If a person has resided at different addresses in the same city, we will have to request separate searches as per concerned Police Station identified by given addresses. Police Stations are not equipped with Fax machines thus it takes time to get a reply from a Police Station
Identifying the police station – jurisdiction over present or permanent residence address of the candidate and confirming through the police records on the status. Candidate’s ID and address proof is required here.
Criminal records are almost always a cause for concern for the employer because even “lesser crimes” have a big impact on the employee culture at a given company. It is a statistical certainty that an employer will hire a candidate with an unsuitable criminal record (shocking!) however the risk is considerably reduced if a criminal verification check is performed.