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Divisional forensic lab goes into operation in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI After Dhaka and Chattogram, a new forensic

laboratory has gone into functioning in Rajshahi today aimed at infusing

dynamism into the activities of identifying criminals, detecting crimes and

examining evidences.

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Bangladesh Police has

established the divisional laboratory in a four-storey building at Police

Line Compound in the city.

Initially, a 51-member team led by an additional superintendent of

police has been deployed at the lab. There is a ballistics section to examine

arms and explosives and also separate sections to inspect forgeries and

counterfeit notes.

Inspector General of Police Dr Mohammad Javed Patwary has launched the

laboratory here today as chief guest saying such type of lab will be

established in other divisional headquarters in phases within a shortest

possible time.

CID Chief Additional Inspector General of Police Chowdhury Abdullah Al-

Mamun, Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Humayun Kabir, Deputy

Inspector General of Police in Rajshahi Range AKM Hafiz Akter and Deputy

Inspector General of Police (Forensic) Sheikh Nazmul Alam were present on the

occasion.

IGP Javed Patwary said the lab has been made competent to carry out any

chemical examination and documentation as it is well-equipped with

sophisticated equipment of international standards and highly specialized.

The lab will keep a significant role to explore important evidence to solve

different criminal cases.

There will no more need to go to Dhaka for forensic test of the

sensational cases in all 16 districts of Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions.

Previously, it took a long time to get laboratory reports and delayed

investigations and sometimes evidence would be damaged.

Javed Patwary also said the lab will accelerate investigations through

reducing the hassle in the region.

The lab has scopes of spotting chemical, ballistics, handwriting,

fingerprint, micro-analysis, footprint and fake-note. There are facilities of

testing various items including viscera, narcotics and acid in chemical

laboratory.

A special crime scene unit has been added to the lab to collect evidence

from the scene of crime. There will also be finger and foot print sections

and handwriting analysis and photography sections to match prints collected

and accelerate investigations.

He added that the forensic lab will play a vital role to unearth the

facts of various sensational cases.

All the branches including fingerprint, handwriting, fake-note,

photography, ballistics, microscopic and footprint in the laboratory has been

equipped with modern machineries and devices to provide flawless expert

report after testing the respective signs and symptoms.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)