Forensic Science is an
important part of the judicial process. Today the judiciary faces three
important issues; these are: low conviction rate, high pendancy and long
and lengthy period of cases. Stating this at the 38th Annual National
Conference of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine at IIT Mumbai today
the Minister of State for Home Shri Hansraj Ahir emphasized that the
deliberations at ‘Forensic Medicon 2017’ would go a long way to help the
judicial process as it is highly dependent on scientific evidence. This
would not only increase the conviction rate but also lessen the lengthy
trial period and increase the faith of citizens in judiciary.
He declared that his government is committed to providing all the
facilities for forensic medicine and forensic science to reach
international standards and whatever the conference recommends to the
government would be considered seriously and would be implemented.
Expressing concern over women related crimes the Minister said that
recent advances in scientific evidence should help tackle crimes against
women. The minister said that he was pleased to see that this conference
will also include legal experts, senior police officials who will
discuss legal reforms needed in the light of forensic evidence.
Shri Hansaraj Ahir expressd hope that all forensic medicine and forensic
science laboratories should not only be of world standards but also be
foremost in contribution to research and development.