Hyderabad: Telangana Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali laid foundation stone for the construction of DNA and Molecular Biology Laboratory at Shanthi Nagar in Nampally here on Saturday.
Speaking to media on the occasion, Mr Ali said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was giving top priority to the Police Department.
The Minister said this facility under the Safe City Project of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs helps in examining all types of forensic evidences, to solve the crime cases at the earliest and help the Investigation officers.
He commended that the Police Department is friendly with the peace loving citizens and being vigilant all the times towards the criminals. Mr Ali appreciated Telangana Police for keeping the state safe.
Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar said this facility will aid the Police Department to curb the criminals and also helps in detecting the cases at earlier stages.
Hyderabad Additional Police Commissioner (Crimes & SIT) Ms Shikha Goel informed that this facility is being created under the “Safe City Project”. An amount of Rs 17.48 crore have been earmarked for this laboratory for construction of a G+3 building with 14,000 square feet space equipping it with most modern Gadgets for DNA and Molecular biology analysis and manning it with experts.
The facility construction will be completed within six to eight months, she said. With this facility the time taken for analysis of crucial evidence will further reduce aiding in speedy investigation, she added.
Ms Abhilasha Bisth, Director Forensic Laboratory (FSL) thanked the Telangana Government for its continuous support in upgrading the FSL, including recent sanction of new posts by the government. She appreciated the FSL staff for the yeoman services being funded by them to the investigating officers.
Mr M S Prabhakar Rao, Member of Legislative Council & Government Whip, Mr Jaffer Hussain Meraj, Member of Legislative Assembly, Nampally Assembly Constituency and among others participated in the programme.