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Symposium on forensics held at Pbi varsity

Punjabi University department of forensic science organised a two-day national symposium on 'Education and research in forensic science: issues and challenges', which concluded today.

punjab Updated: Mar 16, 2012 23:25 IST

Punjabi University department of forensic science organised a two-day national symposium on 'Education and research in forensic science: issues and challenges', which concluded today.

Over 200 delegates from all over the country attended the symposium, which provided a forum for deliberations on issues relating to forensic education and research.

Nawanshahr SSP Narinder Bhargav, an old student of the department, was the chief guest at the valedictory function, during which latest developments in the emerging area of forensic science, such as DNA profiling, brain fingerprinting, narco analysis, questioned documents and fingerprint examination, speaker identification, speech recognition and computer forensic were discussed.

Bhargav said crime was a serious threat to society's democratic institutions and not only did it undermine economic development, it also distorted development process by seriously misdirecting resources.

He suggested that in all state police forces should fill at least 5% of the vacancies at constabulary level from candidates with diploma or certificate course in forensic science from a recognized institution of the country.