NHRC To Seek Significant Increase In Number Of Technologically Advanced Forensic Laboratories In India 

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NHRC has sought a significant increase in the number of technologically advanced forensic laboratories in the country for expeditious examination. It has also solicited that investigation and forensics examination should be part of the process, instead of being independent of each other.

These were raised in a core group meeting on criminal justice system reforms organised by NHRC yesterday. The focus was on finding ways to address delay in forensic reports, areas of improvement in the prosecution system, and simplification of language used in organs of criminal justice system.

Addressing the meet, NHRC Chairperson Retired Justice Arun Kumar Mishra highlighted the important role played by public prosecutors at the trial stage. He called for creating a cadre-based service of public prosecutors to ensure transparency and merit in their appointment. A training academy should also be set up for them with a research and analysis wing. They also need to be supported with proper office infrastructure, he said.

He emphasised upon increased systematic coordination among public prosecutors, forensic teams and the police. For this, their training in the legal provisions, the concept of trial and the importance of forensics is necessary for reforms in the criminal justice system for speedy trial.

Disclaimer: This press release is sourced from News On AIR, Prasar Bharti and Press Information Bureau India (PIB).

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