Forensic probes to be made mandatory for serious offences


The Home Minister said, with these changes and making forensic probe compulsory, it will create huge job opportunities for forensic science passouts…reports Asian Lite News

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday indicated that the government will make forensic probes mandatory for serious offences, where the crime attracts more than six years imprisonment.

In his address as chief guest of the National Forensic Science University’s (NFSU) first convocation, Shah said that the Central government is seriously working on strengthening evidence act, and for this, it is speaking to experts on the Indian Penal Code, and the Criminal Procedure Code, to bring the changes.

The Home Minister said, with these changes and making forensic probe compulsory, it will create huge job opportunities for forensic science passouts.

He also inaugurated three more wings of the NFSU – the Centre of Excellence in DNA forensics, cyber security, and investigative and forensic pathology – that will help in attending new challenges. Shah said he hoped that these wings will play a big role in criminal justice.

Meanwhile, speaking during a seminar on the book Modi@20, home minister Shah asserted that it was for the first time after Independence that the poor have felt their “existence” in the country.

“People have told me that after Narendra Modi became PM, a massive change is seen in the country. There can be many reasons but crores of poor felt this for the first time after independence that they have an existence in this nation,” Amit Shah said in his address in Raipur.

At the launch of the book: ‘Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery’ in Odisha’s Bhubaneshwar, Shah on August 8 said, “Modi@20 means whatever Modi Ji did to strengthen the democracy of this country for 20 years, from the time Modi ji became the Chief Minister of Gujarat (to the present).”

“As soon as Modi ji took over as the Prime Minister of the country, he worked to find solutions to country’s problems and successfully established the country’s pride in the whole world, that saga is Modi @ 20,” Shah added.

It may be noted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed 20 years in 2021 as the head of government from becoming Chief Minister to Prime Minister of India. First, he became Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2001 and remained in that post till he became the Prime Minister of India in 2014 and was re-elected in 2019.

Published by Rupa Publications India, the book is written by eminent intellectuals and writers like Nandan Nilekani, Sudha Murty, Sadguru, P.V. Sindhu and Amish Tripathi among others, the statement added.

The book is an anthology of chapters written by eminent writers elaborating and depicting the fundamental transformation that the country has gone through under the leadership of Narendra Modi as the head of the government in the last 20 years.

The book also elaborates on Modi’s model of governance which has touched the lives of a cross-section of the people of the society.

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