Omar highlights role of Forensic Science Laboratory in punishing culprits

Srinagar, December 05 (Scoop News) –Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday highlighted the role of Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in establishing criminal cases and handing over punishment to the culprits as per the law. He said fast clearance of cases by FSL would give imputes to the investigations and shorten the process of delivering justice.

Chief Minister this afternoon inaugurated new complex for FSL at Bemina constructed at a cost of about Rs.11 crores. The Minister of State for Home, Nasir Aslam Wani, Legislator Irfan Ahmed Shah, Principal Secretary Home, B. R. Sharma, Director General of Police, Ashok Prasad, Additional Director General Police, K. Rajindra and other senior officers were present on the occasion.

It was stated on the occasion that Directorate of Forensic Science Services, MHA, Government of India has sanctioned Rs.83 lakh for creation of two central Forensic Mobile Units, one each at Srinagar and Jammu. There is also proposal for creation of new divisions of Brain Mapping, Computer Cyber Crime, DNA Profiling and Voice Identification to make FSL service modern and more proactive.

It was stated that FSL has cleared 2250 cases out of the 3000 referred to it and the achievement in case of narcotics related cases has been 100%. During the current year first ever Forensic Science Conference was held at Srinagar in which 350 delegates from India and other countries participated.