Forensic Sciences Laboratory here is all set to develop it
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State police will soon be able to use DNA fingerprinting as a tool for solving crime.
The Forensic Sciences Laboratory (FSL) here is all set to start a wing for analysing DNA extracted from biological evidence collected from crime scenes, official sources said.The DNA, which carries genetic information of an individual, will help the police identify an individual the same way as fingerprints do. The Rs.3-crore molecular biology wing is being set up as part of the State police modernisation plan.
The FSL has installed a new computerised polygraph machine at a cost of Rs.6 lakhs. A trained psychologist has been appointed for conducting lie-detector tests using the machine.
The FSL plans to set up an additional facility for increasing the success rate of polygraph tests by using electro-encephalographic sensors for monitoring brain wave patterns of suspects confronted with questions and images relating to the crime. The proposed facility will also have a voice stress detector and thermal imaging equipment for sensing variations in the rate of facial blood flow.
The FSL has sought the help of the Centre For Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) for setting up a cyber forensic wing for analysing digital evidence in Internet, computer and mobile phone-related crimes.