DHAKA, Dec 23 (BSS)-Police is set to inaugurate the first- ever Forensic Training Institute on December 29 aimed at creating experts to ensure scientific and authentic investigations.
Inspector General of Police Hasan Mahmood Khandker will inaugurate the institute on December 29 this year, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of CID Saiful Alam told BSS today.
The institute will be set up on the first floor of newly constructed headquarters of CID at Malibagh in the city and it would be operated under its jurisdiction, he said.
Members of police will be provided with forensic training by local and foreign experts, he mentioned.
There is no alternative to give forensic trainings to law enforcers to correctly protect crime scene as well as preserve evidences of crimes for the sake of authentic and scientific investigation, the DIG said.
"In absence of forensic examination of fingerprints, footprints and liquid evidences like blood, saliva, sweat and sperm of criminals, it is simply impossible to identify the real culprit," Special Superintendent of Forensic Department of CID Mohammad Sarwar said.
"But these problems can be solved through proper forensic examinations. and an authentic investigation is possible only through proper forensic examinations," the CID official said.
However, with a view to introducing scientific investigation, five more full fledged forensic laboratories will be installed in phases at five divisional headquarters in Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet, Barisal and Rangpur.
Three forensic laboratories were earlier installed at Rapid Action Battalion headquarters at Uttara, CID headquarters and at Dampara Police Lines in Chittagong.
Each of the five forensic laboratories will be set up at a cost of Tk 20 to 25 crore funded by the Bangladesh government and Japanese Debt Cancellation Fund (JDCF).
Modern equipment will be purchased from foreign countries for the laboratories through international tender.
The forensic laboratories will have 10 units, including handwriting, fingerprint, footprint, microanalysis, crime scene, counterfeit note or coins, information technology, chemical lab, photography lab and ballistic unit.