Experts says police officers still rely on age-old methods of proof collection instead of forensic and scientific evidence that make for a conclusive case
Dr Indrajit Khandekar, professor of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, addresses police officers during a session
A two-day training on usage of forensic tools was recently held for state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and police officers of assistant commissioner of police (ACP) rank with an intent to improve conviction rate in the state.
Dr Indrajit Khandekar, professor of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Science, Sevagram, who conducted the sessions, in an exclusive conversation with mid-day admitted that cops are still using conventional methods of investigation and are not moulded in understanding forensics and its tools, which could be used as scientific evidence extracted from crime scene investigation, thereby helping in conviction of the accused.
Dr Khandekar said, “The police even today are being trained as per the age-old method of crime detection, but the need of the hour is that investigation not be limited to detection of crime, but to ensure that such detection is done with foolproof collection of direct and indirect evidences which can used as prosecution evidence in the court of law.”