Crime scene : Use of forensic science must for cracking cases: IG

Temuri says training at forensic agency to improve investigation skills of police

Our Correspondent January 27, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The use of forensic science and training of police officials about crime scene management is vital to ensure quality investigation and solving cases on merit, Inspector General of Police Islamabad Sultan Azam Temuri said on Friday.

He was addressing the officials of Police Homicide Unit over the completion of their one-week training course at National Forensic Science Agency (NFSA).

DIG (Operations) Mir Vais Niaz, NFSA Director General Saqib Sultan, SP (Investigation) Zubair Ahmed Sheikh and NFSA trainers were also present on the occasion.

IG Temuri said: "We are very lucky to have such modern investigation facility in Islamabad. Quality of investigation can be improved through command over forensic technology.”

It was crucial for quality investigation that police officials should have skills to collect and secure evidence after visiting the crime scene, he said.

Standard of investigation can be improved through adopting modern techniques and a modern School of Investigation is also being set up for Islamabad police, Temuri said.

He directed the NFSA DG to continue such training courses and said that such trainings would be given to all investigation officers in Islamabad police after Homicide Unit.

Islamabad police chief said that efforts are underway to make Islamabad police a very much professional force and this objective would be achieved by adopting modern technology.

NFSA DG Saqib Sultan said that officials were given training during this course to protect the evidences after collecting them from crime scene. He said that policemen were trained about procedure to get DNA, finger prints, signatures and their importance too.

He said that NFSA was established in Islamabad during 2002 and officials of different departments have been given training there during last one year.

The IGP also distributed the certificates among those police investigation officers who attended this course.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 27th, 2018.


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