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State gets first spectrograph for forensic investigations

india Updated: Oct 26, 2013 19:08 IST
HT Correspondent

The Regional Forensic Science Laboratory (RFSL), Dharamsala, has become the first forensic institution in north India to have digital imaging spectrograph.

The new instrument costing `40 lakh has been obtained from Turkish Council of Science and Technology, government of Turkey under the modernisation of police force programme.

Assistant director and media officer of RFSL, Dharmshala, Dr Surender Kumar Pal said: "HP Forensic Science Laboratory is the first forensic institution in the entire north region of India to acquire an advance technology."

He informed that the forensic experts in state would be trained by a scientist from Turkey.

"The digital forensic imaging spectrograph will be used for large-scale document examination," said Dr Pal adding that the instrument together with novel 2D/3D processing software represents a new generation of nondestructive tools for authenticity, determination of different types of documents and handwriting using hyper spectral imaging technology.

Pal said the system can reveal some hidden features of the questioned documents that are invisible by other contemporary instruments.

"With this tool, the examiner will gain unprecedented sensitivity as well as accuracy and validity of decision," he said.

He said the machine can detect concealed or obliterated information on currency notes, drafts and bank cheques, and other important documents.

Chief minister Virbhadra Singh will inaugurate the machine on October 29.

Pal said the State Forensic Science Laboratory, Shimla, will organise a three-day Forensic Exhibition by displaying forensic working and achievements during the Silver Jubilee Year 2013 in 46th HP Police Sports Meet at Police Ground Dharamshala from October 27 to 29.