20 October, 2020

Under-Staffed, Poor Infra...

Many handicaps riddle investigation. A look at solutions.

Forensic expert in the Aarushi murder case
Under-Staffed, Poor Infra...

Basically, it is a question of integr­ity at each step: investigation, fore­nsic examination and trial and the integrity of the person enacting as per their consci­ence and the law. Forensic exp­ert and doctors doing post-mortem play a key role in aiding the investigation and in successfully prosecuting the case in the court by giving convincing evidence based on truth and the truth alone.

Hansraj Ahir, minister of state for home, says the government is aware of the state of forensics in the country. “There is too much pressure on existing labs, and the infrastructure is inadequate,” he tells Outlook. “We are meeting experts to see how we can improve equipment and technologies that can capture strong evidence.”

Former CBI director D.R. Karthikeyan, who headed an SIT probe into former PM Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, says the strength of police stations needs considerable increase for separation of law and order duties from investigations. “There is already a division of responsibility, but it is difficult...



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