Chief Minister laid the foundation of DNA Lab of Regional Forensic Science Laboratory

Dec 13, 2018 11:26 | Poltics

Dharamshala (Arvind Sharma) 13/11/18

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur laid the foundation stone of the DNA segment of the Regional Forensic Science Laboratory of Kangra District, North Zone at Dharamsala today . This laboratory will be constructed at the cost of one crore rupees and it will help Chamba, Kangra and Una districts to get DNA report from RFSL Dharamsala.

The Chief Minister instructed to complete the construction work of the building within one year and also instructed to fulfil the other needs of the department to encourage the use of scientific instruments employed in criminal investigations, as this would lead to transparency in the investigation and Will speed up the related requirements. Jai Ram Thakur said that RFSL, Dharamshala is the First regional lab in the country to get accreditation from National Accreditation Board for testing and Calibration Labs and has successfully participated consecutively in the proficiency testing for the last two years with Asia’s best Govt. Forensic Laboratory, Hong-Kong.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated Video Conferencing facility at RFSL, Northern Range, Dharamshala which has recently been acquired by incurring expenditure to the tune of Rs. 10 Lakhs.  The state-of-art for Expert testimony through video conferencing was created under State Innovation Fund and dedicated 2 mbps line provided by the Information & Technology Department, Himachal Pradesh. He said that this facility would save man hours of forensic experts in transit and will help to utilize the saved time in generating quality reports after analysis of cases and would expedite disposal of crime cases analysis of cases to increase disposal of crime cases.

Director State Forensic Science Laboratory, Shimla Hills Junga Arun Sharma told that similar infrastructure for DNA facility is also planned for RFSL Mandi and Himachal Pradesh will become the first in the country to have the DNA facility in all forensic labs in the state which would help to generate the DNA profiles required in preparing DNA database as per trend in modern forensic labs of the world.Urban Development Minister Sarveen Chaudhary, Industries Minister Bikram Singh Thakur, other officers were present on the occasion.