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Over 40 % posts in forensic laboratories are vacant, the Centre informed the Supreme Court on Thursday.(AFP File Photo)

Forensic labs face manpower shortage, 40% posts vacant: Centre tells Supreme Court

By Bhadra Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 11:23 PM IST
As per the government submission, there are six Central Forensic Science Laboratories -- in Bhopal, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Pune. As many as 164 posts are lying vacant against the sanctioned strength of 450.
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According to the data available till December 2017, the region-wise pendency of sexual assault cases against women in the northern region was the highest at 6,869.(AFP File Photo)
According to the data available till December 2017, the region-wise pendency of sexual assault cases against women in the northern region was the highest at 6,869.(AFP File Photo)

Over 12,000 sexual assault cases pending due to backlog at forensic labs

By Moushumi Das Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 10:52 AM IST
Only three of the six central forensic science laboratories in India have the facility to test DNA samples.
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