Dubai Police to Get Training in DNA Technology at Lucknow


Faisal Fareed
Daijiworld Media Network - Lucknow

Lucknow, Nov 10: There is a common thing in several important incidents which shook the country. Be it Rajiv Gandhi assaisination, gory Tandoor murder case of Delhi, Beant Singh murder Case, burning of train in Godhara case, Aarushi murder case, Mangalore air crash, Kalka mail accident- all used the DNA technology for reaching to logical conclusion.

To unravel the mystery of DNA and further explore the future prospects in DNA technology for curbing crime senior officers from US and Dubai Police will be rubbing shoulders with officials of Indian investigating agencies and police of various states during the two day international conference on DNA fingerprinting to be held in Lucknow from Saturday. The conference will be held at Geological Survey of India with over 250 delegates from various departments is being jointly organised by BioAxis DNA Research Centre and Forensic Science Laboratory of UP police.

"The goal of the conference is to provide attorneys, doctors and law enforcement agencies, an understanding of the DNA fingerprinting technology, the challenges associated with it and the instances where it can be used," said Director, Bio Axis DNA Research Centre and organiser of the event, Dr Amit Kumar. The two day event will cover subjects like Forensic DNA sample Isolation from various sources, DNA Profiling, DNA Testing and reporting, Forensic Bioinformatics, Low template DNA processing in laboratory and Future of Forensics, Touch DNA etc.

The event will be inagurated by DGP Brijlal and will be attended by Dubai police, CBI, Mumbai Police department, Rajasthan police department, Andhra Pradesh Police Department, Uttar Pradesh Police Department, Lucknow University, NICFS New Delhi, AAIDU etc.

"DNA technology has shown its promising role and many innocents have been freed from the bars. DNA Bill 2007 is drafted and India is stepping ahead to create its DNA Databank soon. DNA Testing can play very important role in violent crimes, conventional crimes, white collar crimes, Crime against women and children," said Dr Amit Kumar.

In 1985, Alec Jeffreys, discovered that each human has unique DNA with the exception of identical twins. The National Research Council also confirmed  in 1992 that DNA testing was a reliable method to identify criminal suspects, the technology rapidly entered the mainstream court system. It can also, by comparison of samples from putative parents and offspring, give equally indisputable evidence of parentage.

  

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