Minister of State for Home M. Ramachandran has informed that to nab criminals in the country, the government has set up DNA profiling technology at Centre and State levels.
"At Central level, 3 Central Forensic Science Laboratories located at Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Kolkata are under the administrative control of the Directorate of Forensic Science Services and 1 Central Forensic Science Laboratory at New Delhi is under the administrative control of Central Bureau of Investigation. At State level, 14 State Forensic Science Laboratories are located at Agartala, Bangalore, Dehradun, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Junga (Himachal Pradesh), Karnal, Lucknow, Mumbai, Delhi, Ranchi and Sagar (Madhya Pradesh), which are having the facility of DNA Profiling," said Ramachandran in written reply to a question by Adv. Ganeshrao Dudhgaonkar and Dr. M. Jagannath in the Lok Sabha today.
Advertisement"All Forensic DNA Profiling Centers are equipped with state of the art facilities to carry out DNA profiling. Apart from this, there is one Centre for DNA fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad under the Ministry of Science and Technology, which is also serving the same purpose. The laboratories having DNA profiling facilities are examining cases referred to them by various law enforcement agencies and Courts of Law on regular basis," he added.