Dharamsala forensic expert presents four research papers in international meet

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Dharamsala
  • Updated: Oct 30, 2014 20:23 IST

Assistant director of Regional Forensic Science Laboratory, Dharamsala, Meenakshi Mahajan presented four papers in triennial meeting of the 17th International Association of Forensic Science (IAFS) in Seoul, Korea, held from October 14 to 17.

She was the only forensic experts from India to present her research papers in the 17th IAFS. The conference was organised under the umbrella of World Forensic Festival held from October 12 to 18 in Seoul.

More than 2,000 forensic experts from 81 countries, including from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States, attended the festival.

Meenakshi said forensic experts from the different nations stressed upon the need of International collaboration in the field of forensics.

“United Nations office on drugs and crime, Austria, stressed upon enhancing international cooperation in the identification and reporting of new psychoactive substances,” added Meenakshi.

She said drug fingerprinting profiling, different works on image analysis, scientific analysis of digital, analog photos and video data related to criminal investigation by improving analysis techniques and enhancing reliabilities were demonstrated in the conference.

Meenakshi's one of the paper titled 'Role of social media: Police-public relationship' was appreciated by the international forensic fraternity.

Meanwhile, Arum Sharma, director, State Forensic Science Laboratory, said the papers were written during Silver Jubilee Year of the State FSL.

He said in wake of narcotic menace in Himachal, the state forensic laboratory was planning to explore the possibility to introduce drug fingerprint profiling for obtaining forensic information, using the expertise gained by the officer in the 17th IAFS.

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