Taking note of their dismal track record in preserving forensic evidence,the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday asked the state police chiefs to be professional and technically sound while collecting such evidences. Some of the officers from the state police organisations attending the ongoing conference of DGPs/IGPs were stunned by the kind of new techniques that were in existence and the help they could provide in investigating cases,sources said.
However,many of them expressed financial as well as physical constraints in creating such forensic infrastructure.
On the second day of three-day annual conference,the CBI gave a detailed presentation on the importance of forensic evidence in solving any crime or terror case and asked the states to follow the model prescribed by them.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) expressed concern over the growing influence of Northeast insurgent groups and their links with outside agencies. It said many insurgent groups ran training camps in Myanmar.
The Delhi Police,which was the first to bust the module of the home-grown terror outfit Indian Mujahideen in 2008,also asked the states to be on alert owing the pan-India presence of the group.
While discussing the importance of forensic evidence,some state police chiefs raised an objection that they did not have adequate infrastructure for such exercise and did not have enough capacity either to train their personnel.
When the states were asked to follow the model of CBI,police chiefs raised an objection that it was sometimes beyond their means as most of them did not even have proper forensic laboratories. The CBI said they were ready to extend help and ready to provide their laboratories whenever it was required, said a senior officer.