Hands-on training for cops to improve crime scene investigation

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Sindh Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory (SFDL) here on Wednesday organized a hands-on training session for police on crime scene investigation at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi.
As many as 31 police officials attended the training session, conducted by Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmad Khan, SFDL Project Director and Dr. Nouman Rasool, SFDL Technical Manager.
Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad Khan, speaking on the occasion, said that forensic science was known to be the requisite part of the tool-kit for law enforcement agency and its personnel when it came to solving crimes.
Most of the investigations these days could not be successfully completed without a forensic component, he said. Dr. Ahmed informed the participants that the laboratory was set up to help police and prosecution to provide speedy and transparent justice to common people.
“Now there is no need to send the samples out of Sindh for DNA analysis,” he said.
SFDL Project Director also mentioned that it was the first forensic laboratory in Sindh to assist law enforcement agencies in the detection, identification and analysis of human DNA and biological fluids from the crime scene.—APP

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