Govt mulls forensic bodies for UTs, North-East region

Last Updated: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 16:02

New Delhi: The Centre is planning to set up two forensic science organisations that will collaborate and exchange information with forensic laboratories in Union Territories and North-East region.

Official sources said that North East Forensic Organisation (NEFO) and Union Territory Forensic Organisation (UTFO) are being constituted to address the problem of North-East states and union territories in the field of forensic sciences.

This is also being done keeping in view the special status of North-East states and union territories.

Forensic science laboratories there lack adequate infrastructure, man-power and equipment which hamper investigations, they said.

The step will also end the dependency of these labs on outside institutions, the sources said, adding that NEFO and UTFO will solve the problems of the isolated institutions.

The sources said investigations in bomb blasts and other emergencies in these parts of the country can be expedited as there will be technology transfer, high quality delivery of services and improved interaction and co-ordination in probes.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 16:01
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