‘Tender is one-sided’
Sanjeev Sharma, from Gurgaon, who represents a US-based company manufacturing Rapid DNA systems, has alleged that his company was not considered during the tender process.
“The FSL, Mumbai, tender was conducted in an unfair manner where it was totally favouring one company and not considering us.”
He added, “The mixed response by forensic scientists in India is due to their comfort level in working with the existing conventional system, which is very slow and timeconsuming. Rapid DNA system, which is manufactured by our company, totally supports the existing system and can help ease pendency of cases, some of which go as far back as three years at some forensic labs.”
Dr Kulkarni, FSL, said, “We had floated an international open tender, and any company could have participated. We do not invite anyone personally.”