Govt to make forensic probe obligatory, authorized for offences over 6 yrs: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on 28 August stated that the federal government is aim ing to make forensic investigation ‘obligatory and authorized’ for offences attracting punishment of greater than 6 years in each district.

Addressing the primary convocation of National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU) in Gandhinagar, Shah stated, “Government aims to make forensic investigation compulsory for offences attracting punishment of more than 6 years.”

“When forensic evidence will be made compulsory and legal for offences with more than six years of punishment, then you can imagine how many forensic science expert graduates and double graduates will be required,” he instructed the gathering.

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He additionally stated that the federal government will present a forensic cell investigation facility in every district of the nation and create a authorized construction to make sure that independence and partiality of the investigation is maintained.

During the handle, he requested the graduating college students to make use of the schooling and coaching for the event of the nation. Over 1,000 college students had been conferred grasp’s levels throughout the ceremony.

“Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, the central government is going to make changes in the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) and the Evidence Act, because nobody saw these laws from an Indian perspective after independence,” he stated.


“These laws need to be reframed from the perspective of independent India. Therefore, we have been consulting a lot of people to change the IPC, CrPC and the Evidence Act,” the Union Minister added.

Apart from addressing, Shah additionally inaugurated three Centres of Excellence in DNA Forensics, Cyber Security, and Investigative and Forensic Psychology on the NFSU.

“These three centres will also be the big centres of research and development apart from education and training…I can assure you that with the new journey in the field of research and development, India will become the global hub of forensic science in these three sectors. We will be at the forefront of the world in this direction,” the Union minister stated.

With PTI inputs. 

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