Patna: The Bihar government was ready to provide infrastructure and finance for upgradation of the Forensic Science Laboratory here so that it gained recognition as a premier institute in the country, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said.

Commending the work of scientists and staff at the FSL, Kumar said, "I will help address the shortfall of forensic experts."

He said that a MSc course in Forensic Science would soon be introduced in Patna University and other universities in the state.

"Forensic Science is one of the most effective and scientific mediums to help investigation of criminal cases. Out government has taken measures to strengthen this wing over the past few years," Kumar told a gathering at the FSL on Wednesday evening.

He said that forensic science played a vital role in providing clues to the police in cracking cyber crime, economic offenses and cases related to cognizable offences.

The chief minister was shown samples of seized weapons, hand grenades, landmines and other items in the laboratory.

DGP, Abhyananand, ADG (CID) A S Nimbran and ADG (Hq) Ravindra Kumar and senior police officials were present.


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