May 19, 2017 07:23 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

A two days training course on “BEST PRACTICES ON HANDLING, LABELING, PACKAGING AND FORWARDING OF PHYSICAL CLUE MATERIAL” for the police officers of Chandigarh Police began in Chandigarh today. Organised by the Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Chandigarh the course is specially designed to make every endeavour to keep the trainees abreast with forensically the best ways of collection, preserving, labeling, packaging and forwarding the exhibits to the laboratory for getting better results. About 40 officers of Chandigarh Police participated in the course. 

The course was inaugurated by Sh. A.K.Ganjoo, Director-cum-Chief Forensic Scientist, Directorate of Forensic Science Services, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. India, New Delhi. In his remarks Shri Ganjoo said that Ministry of Home Affairs is very keen to upgrade the forensic services in all its six CFSLs viz Chandigarh, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Bhopal and Pune. About Rs.5 crores have been spent for the procurement of latest instruments to develop digital forensics facilities at these CFSLs to be used for the examination of Hi-tech Cyber Crime Cases. He emphasized to reduce the case pendency to a considerable level particularly cases of sexual assault, DNA, document & cyber crime and also develop new techniques in the thrust area of forensic science to help the law enforcement agencies to nab the actual criminal in minimum time span. He advised the scientists of CFSL, Chandigarh to provide State-of-the-Art services to the Chandigarh Police to assist the Criminal Justice Delivery System of India. 

Dr.S.K.Jain, Director, CFSL, Chandigarh apprised that CFSL, Chandigarh is providing state-of-the-aArt analysis facilities to the Chandigarh Police in the investigation of crime cases since its inception in the year 1978. Since then the laboratory has developed many new tools and techniques to assist the various investigating agencies of India in solving the complicated crime cases.On the first day of training course, the experts deliberated on topics such as Firearms/ Ammunition/ Target, Blood/ hair/Semen/Bones, Arson/Drugs/Alcohol, Questioned/Burnt/ Charred Documents, Audio-video Tape Authentication/ Recording of Speech/ CCTV Footage. Apart from lectures, group discussion and lab practicals were also got conducted with the trainees on the above topics. They were shown the techniques to collect vital physical clue material from the scene of crime, its proper handling, packaging and forwarding to the laboratory for getting quality reports for establishing a link between crime, criminal, victim, time and place of occurrence.

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