FSL provides DNA reports in a month

In cases of crime against women and ones under POCSO Act

Published - August 28, 2018 01:52 am IST - New Delhi

Following specific directions from Home Minister Satyendar Jain, the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in Rohini has started providing reports of DNA samples in cases of crime against women and those under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, within a month, the government said in a statement on Monday.

The Home Minister was informed about the same by FSL Director in a review meeting on the functioning of the laboratory, the statement said.

“As per the direction of the Home Minister, this laboratory has brought down the pendency of DNA unit and subsequently made a regular cycle to dispose off the DNA cases within one month pertaining to cases of crime against women and cases under POCSO,” stated the Crime Scene Management Division of the FSL in its report submitted to the Minister.

DNA capacity building

The statement also said that a proposal for DNA capacity building, with the infrastructure of 1,000 cases of DNA sample reports per year, is under consideration of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

The statement said that the review revealed that the Crime Scene Management Division works on a 24X7 basis round the year and new facilities such as examination of explosive materials and examination of finger prints and the FSL now planning to set-up 14 Mobile Crime Scene Units at each Delhi Police District were underway.

“The mobile units are essential for quick responses and instant collection of exhibits and evidence. These units will function round the clock to reduce chances of destruction of evidence due to delay,” the statement said.

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