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 seven central forensic laboratories in India, at Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Guwahati, Bhopal and Pune.

CFSL Hyderabad is a centre of excellence in chemical sciences, CFSL Kolkata (the oldest laboratory in India) in biological sciences and CFSL Chandigarh in physical sciences. The CFSL New Delhi comes under the Central Bureau of Investigation, Delhi, whereas the other 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 the 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.

See also[edit]


  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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