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‘Brain mapping and narco analysis cannot be used as concrete evidence against suspects’

A special lecture on ‘Application of brain profiling in crime investigation’ was delivered by Advisor to the Directorate of Forensic Science,Ministry of Home Affairs,C R Mukandan,at Punjabi University on Wednesday.

Written by Express News Service | Patiala |
April 16, 2009 3:48:47 am

A special lecture on ‘Application of brain profiling in crime investigation’ was delivered by Advisor to the Directorate of Forensic Science,Ministry of Home Affairs,C R Mukandan,at Punjabi University on Wednesday.

While rating brain mapping,lie detection tests and narco analysis low on scientific specificity,Mukandan said the tests could not be used as concrete,primary or material evidence against the suspects.

“It,therefore,becomes imperative to develop newer technologies in the larger interests of the society for extracting information directly from the criminal’s brain,irrespective of the fact that they go against personal privileges of individuals. This practice is also necessary because crime investigation by government agencies has become extremely complex,even as the perpetrators of crime not only conceal information but are also apt at misguiding the investigators”,he said. 

In his presidential speech,Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University,Jaspal Singh,said cyber crime was attaining threatening heights,even as criminals outsmart the investigators by quickly adapting themselves to using new digital softwares and other technological gadgets.

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He also sanctioned the setting-up of a cyber lab in the Department of Forensic Science to create new softwares to tackle the menace. 

The audience comprised a large number of police officers,including Patiala SSP Arpit Shukla,AIGs SS Sidhu and PS Virk,SPs Satpal Sidhu,Mandeep Singh Sidhu and Ranjit Singh Dhillon.

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First published on: 16-04-2009 at 03:48:47 am

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