The upgraded forensic and science laboratory will be inaugurated in Kharar soon.
The building of the laboratory has been completed and the work to install the equipment in different sections of the laboratory is in the final stage.
The laboratory will also have a DNA testing facility, which will help expedite the investigation of the cases.
An officer, who is also a part of the project, said the lab will have the facility of the DNA test, which will boost crime detection in the state.
He added that the installation of the new equipment will enhance the procedure of sending forensic reports to the authorities concerned which, according to the officials, will also make it easy for the police to back their chargesheets in the courts.
At present, the DNA tests are either conducted in Chandigarh or any other state. He said the new facility will help in crime detection.
The officer further said the building of the new lab is almost complete and the work to install new equipment is underway. He added that the new equipment will also help in speeding up the process of chemical examination and also reduce pendency of chemical tests.
An official of the laboratory said presently the laboratory is poorly equipped to conduct chemical examinations and most of the work is done manually.
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He added that with the new laboratory, most of the work will be computerised.
The lab, which has a capacity to handle around 150 samples a month, is receiving around 450 samples per month.