Shillong, April 6: The Meghalaya Police Forensic Scientific Laboratory (FSL) has updated itself in every sphere except on cases related to highly sophisticated test. This candid statement came from the State Director General of Police (DGP) Swaraj Bir Singh during an exclusive interaction with The Sentinel.
Amidst the intermittent cry of certain members of the civil societies on the ibility of the police to obtain the FSL reports on sensitive crimil cases reported in the state in the past couple of years, Singh said, “Yes, the line up for reports from the centrally run laboratory is a restraint,but within the upgraded available resources in the state, the results have been swift enough”.
He conceded that there is couple of cases that the police investigating team are waiting from FSL Hyderabad, even as he said there has been no dearth in the FSL to quicken up the process within the stipulated time frame. The DGP in his claim that the FSL officials and personnel are trained and equipped enough to take up any assigned task was categorical in adding that the Meghalya FSL will take another two- three years to virtually respond to any mandated assignments.
“As part of the police modernization programme, we have not only sent personnel for advanced training but also on acquiring the need knowledge and equipments”, the DGP said.
Listing at the various modernization programme undertaken by the Meghalaya Police, Singh added, “it’s not simple policing in the form of weapory, police public relations or enhanced mobility for safety and security, the FSL is also our priority”.
“The trained personnel along with the expertise has increased in in the FSL unit and it is expected to take a better leap in the years to come to decrease the dependence on central labs”, the DGP said.