An accused may be arrested before, during or after investigation. The accused may be required to give a statement and also to state his defence if accusations are made against him or if he is charged. He may then be formally charged and produced in Court. If he is to be charged in Court, his fingerprints may be taken by an officer and he may be photographed at the Criminal Records Office, Criminal Investigation Department (CID). This means that there will be a record of you at the CID.
However, if the accused is acquitted of the offence in Court or if the charge is withdrawn, he can write to the CID for the return of the record of your fingerprints and negatives.