DNA profiling technology
The Indian Government has set up DNA profiling technology at the Centre and state levels to nab criminals in the country. At the Central level, three Central Forensic Science Laboratories located at Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Kolkata are under the administrative control of the Directorate of Forensic Science Services and one Central Forensic Science Laboratory at New Delhi is under the administrative control of the Central Bureau of Investigation.
At the state level, 14 State Forensic Science Laboratories are located at Agartala, Bengaluru, Dehradun, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Junga (Himachal Pradesh), Karnal, Lucknow, Mumbai, Delhi, Ranchi and Sagar (Madhya Pradesh), which are having the facility of DNA profiling. All Forensic DNA profiling centres are equipped with state-of-theart facilities. Apart from this, there is one Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad under the Ministry of Science and Technology. The laboratories having DNA profiling facilities are examining cases referred to them by various law enforcement agencies and courts of law on regular basis, said Mullappally Ramachandran, Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.