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Desk of Director General Message

Forensic Science has gained the universal credibility in the Justice to the detection and investigation of the crime. Forensic Science has established itself as an inseparable tool for the times to come and has proven its verifiable utility to nail the culprit of crime beyond doubt.

Directorate of Forensic Science Laboratories, State of Maharashtra is having head quarter at Santacruz, Mumbai, is multi-disciplinary organization and also there are seven regional laboratories at Nagpur, Pune. Aurangabad, Nashik, Amravati, Nanded and Kolhapur. All Regional Forensic Science Laboratories and FSL Mumbai laboratories are having all the required facilities for examination and analysis of sample.

Considering the geographical spread of the state and need of the investigation agencies the Maharashtra Government has introduced Five Mini Forensic Science Laboratories at Chandrapur, Solapur, Ratnagiri, Dhule and Thane district with limited facilities of Biology and Toxicology division. Other branches may soon also be started in these Laboratories in due course of time.

The Government of Maharashtra has also introduced 45 state-of-the-art Mobile forensic support units in each District Police Unit; which is proving to be of great help of investigation agency for collection, preservation, packing and forwarding of proper and specific clue/samples materials from crime scene.

It is an honour and privilege to be the Director General (Legal & Technical) with the Directorate of Forensic Science Laboratories (DFSL), State of Maharashtra. The officers and staff of Directorate have always looked for latest technologies and machines to keep themselves updated with the advancing world and have kept the pace with the technology.