# 7    Destruction of photographs and records of measurements, etc., on acquittal

Where any person who, not having been previously convicted of an offence punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term of one year or upwards, has had his measurements taken or has been photographed in accordance with the provisions of this Act is released without trial or discharged or acquitted by any court, all measurements and all photographs (both negatives and copies) so taken shall, unless the court or (in a case where such person is released without trial) the Districts Magistrate or Sub-Divisional Officer for reasons to be recorded in writing otherwise directs, be destroyed or made over to him.

STATE AMENDMENTS

Karnataka

For section 7, the following section, shall be substituted, namely:--

"7. Destruction of photographs and records of measurements, etc., on acquittal.--- Where any person who, not having been previously convicted of an offence punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term of one year or upwards, has had his measurements taken or has been photographed in accordance with the provisions of this Act is released without trial or discharged or acquitted by any court, all measurements and all photographs (both negatives and copies) so taken shall, unless the Court or if in a case where such person is released without trial, the District Magistrate or the Sub-divisional Magistrate or in any area for which a Commissioner or Police has been appointed, the Commissioner of Police for reasons to be recorded in writing otherwise directs, be destroyed or made over to him.":

[Vide Karnataka Act 29 of 1975, s. 4].

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