BENGALURU: In an effort to strengthen the collection of evidence at crime scenes, the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) is providing Scene of Crime (SOC) kits to trained staff in each district of the state.
Addressing reporters at FSL at Madiwala on Monday, Home Minister Dr G. Parameshwar said that the government has plans to revamp the state FSL and elevate it to international standards.
“As of now, there are only Regional FSLs at Davanagere, Mangaluru, Belagavi, Mysuru and Kalaburagi, where crime rate is higher compared to other districts. As collection of material evidence at crime scenes at the earliest before they are destroyed is very crucial, the FSL has trained a set of people in each district and they will be given the SOC kit so that they could reach spots at the earliest and collect evidence. This will be done in a few days. Further, an FSL will be established in each district head quarter within a few months,” he said.
Further, he said that a tender has been called to procure a modern equipment worth Rs 1 crore to conduct DNA analysis. “There are already 184 staff members working in the FSL and the government will sanction permission to appoint another 286 staff soon. The entire process will be done within eight months. Also, there is a proposal to construct a state-of-the-art building on the same premises in Madiwala and a decision will be taken soon,” he said.
It is ridicuous to say that I have written a letter to the high command against advisor Kempaiah. He has been appointed by the government to advise on certain policy matters related to the home department and he is doing that efficiently. People would say anything and it’s common,” Mr Parameshwar said.