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No progress on forensic science related recommendations, FSLs lacks NFSU trained manpower

Last Updated on November 12, 2021 at 11:21 am

No noticeable action has been taken yet on almost all the forensic science related recommendations made during the conference held last year.

In last year conference of DGPs/IGPs it was advised that at least one mobile Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) unit in each district should be created. The staff required for FSLs should be arranged by collaboration with National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU).

As per reports, mobile Forensic Science Laboratory unit has been provided in almost all the districts of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir but recommendation for NFSU trained manpower is not provided.

In mobile Forensic Science Laboratory there is one Laboratory Assistant and three-four police constables and none of them have been trained in NFSU, reportedly. In other States and UTs of the country, Senior Scientific Assistant heads the mobile FSL unit but in Jammu and Kashmir Laboratory Assistant is heading the same mainly because of lack of adequate manpower with the Directorate of Forensic Science Laboratory.

Further, it was recommended that heads of Police Force should prepare for early implementation of e-prosecution and e-forensics projects in their respective States and Union Territories. But no progress on these is made till date.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has also asked the J&K government that whether the NFSU has written to it for earmarking of Forensic Science Departments of the Universities for upgradation and strengthening and number of departments that have been developed as Centres of Excellence.

It was suggested in the conference that malpractices should be removed in registration of FIRs, handling crime against women and children cases. Moreover, all police personnel should be sensitized in this regard. Now, the Ministry of Home Affairs has sought action taken report on all these aspects and what has been the impact of the exercise. Further, MHA wants to know how many Police Stations have held regular interaction with girl students in schools and colleges in their jurisdiction to understand the concerns to spread awareness about safety measures.