PM Narendra Modi for adopting modern technology for speedy conviction of rapists

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Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked forensic experts on Thursday to adopt modern techniques like DNA profiling in rape cases to ensure speedy justice. He said the central government had approved the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018 in view of the importance of DNA technology in forensic investigation.

“I call upon forensic experts to help the judiciary by using DNA profiling as much as possible so that culprits of brutal rape cases are punished immediately and the victims get justice,” Modi said while addressing the 4th convocation ceremony of the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU) here. He said technology should be used to the maximum extent to ensure speedy delivery of justice.

“In order to deal with rapidly changing crime scenario, you also have to develop newer techniques to ensure that criminals are not spared,” the prime minister said. He said criminals and their ways of committing crime are constantly changing.

“Forensic science, the police and the judiciary are three important pillars to ensure criminal justice delivery system, so that citizens feel safe and the crime is kept under check,” Modi said. He said Gujarat had adopted a holistic approach in developing these three areas.

“Establishment of the Raksha Shakti University, the National Law University and the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University are steps taken in this direction,” he said. It is a matter of pride that the GFSU achieved such a benchmark of academic excellence in short time wherein it was awarded “A” grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, the PM said.

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