Central Forensic Science Laboratory

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The Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) is a wing of the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, which fulfills the forensic requirements in the country.[1] It houses the only DNA repository in South and Southeast Asia.

The locations[edit]

There are four central forensic laboratories in India, at Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chandigarh and New Delhi.

CFSL Hyderabad is centre of excellence in chemical sciences, CFSL Kolkata (oldest laboratory in India) in biological sciences and CFSL Chandigarh in physical sciences. These laboratories are under the control of the Directorate of Forensic Science Services(DFSS) of the Ministry of Home Affairs. The laboratory in New Delhi is under the control of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and investigates cases on its behalf.Dr.Rajinder Singh,is currently Director of CFSL(CBI)New Delhi.Mr.Mithilesh Jha an alumnus of LNJN-NICFS is working as SSA in serology division of CFSL(CBI),New Delhi, along with other scientists.Dr. C.N Bhattacharyya is the Chief Forensic Scientist, DFSS, New Delhi, Sh. P.K Ghosh is in charge of CFSL Kolkata, Sh. V.Venugopal is currently in charge of CFSL Hyderabad and Sh. Ganjoo is heading CFSL Chandigarh.The most important point is it is used for finding forged documents and finger prints also in this lab


  1. ^ Menon, N. R. Madhava (ed.) (2003). Criminal Justice India Series, Vol. 8. Allied Publishers. p. 141. ISBN 81-7764-490-4. 

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