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India will soon have a forensic DNA database to curb crime: Rajnath

SNS | New Delhi |

Noting that Centre is preparing “huge infrastructure” for crime control, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the country will soon have a forensic DNA database in its fight against crime.

Addressing the inaugural session of the 24th All India Forensic Science Conference in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, the home minister said forensic experts play an important role in making a case fool proof.

“Many countries have successfully utilised Forensic DNA Database in their fight against crime. We are also working towards a Forensic DNA Database,” he said.

“The Centre is preparing a huge infrastructure for crime control. We have come up with crime and criminal tracking network and systems,” he added.

“By connecting this centralised database with courts and forensic labs we will create an Inter operable criminal justice system,” he said further.

Stressing that there was need for standard operating procedures for all forensic labs in order to avoid contradictions in reports, Rajnath said the country’s police forces too need to be sensitised about forensics.

“Our police forces need to be sensitised about forensics. They should be properly trained forensics. Specially the investigating officers should upgrade and update their forensic knowledge,” he said.

The minister also said that cyberspace has added new dimension and new complications and that traditional policing was not adequate to control crime in cyberspace.