Udupi, July 06, 2018: District and Sessions Court magistrate Venkatesh Naik said the forensic science investigations play a crucial role in cracking criminal cases and helps convict offenders correctly.
Speaking after inaugurating the annual workshop organised for the police by the district police, district Legal Services Authority and Team Women, MAHE, the judge called upon the police to update themselves with innovative technology.
He said medical science plays a very important role in detecting criminals. Doctors should abide by their ethics to ensure justice to the innocent.
“The evidence found in complicated cases should immediately be sent to the forensic laboratory. The lab reports deliver accurate information and help the police in cracking the case,” he added.
Major responsibility : SP Laxman Nimbargi said that although the court plays an important role in announcing the judgement, the police also have a major responsibility.
“The police are the initial investigators of the crime scene. They should update themselves with the various verdicts of Supreme Court and also other day-to-day happenings. There are also some sensitive and invisible evidence that the police should be able to find out and send them for forensic tests. This will help improve the enquiry process. There is a need for commitment,” he added.
MAHE Pro Chancellor Dr H S Ballal said the police and medicine field share a cordial relationship. The doctors should have the social responsibility and they also are equally accountable along with the police to ensure justice to the layman, he added.