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
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
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
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
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
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)