First National Forensic Expo 2017 gives insights to thousands of Nagpurians on crime detection, investigation and prevention

Suyash Sethiya | Feb 21, 2017 17:32

Government Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur, in collaboration with Special Inspector General of Police (IGP) Office Nagpur Range had organised the First National Forensic Expo 2017 with Nation Next as its media partner.

The expo, which was attended by around 5000 enthusiastic Nagpurians, was inaugurated by Pratapsingh Patankar, Special IG Nagpur Range, Sunanda Dhenge, Forensic Expert, Chhattisgarh High Court and Jayram Khobragade, Director, Government Institute of Forensic Science. Other dignitaries who made the expo all the more successful were Ranjan Sharma, Divisional Commissioner of Police (DCP), Nagpur, Ravindra Pardesi, DCP Special Branch, Shivajirao Bodkhe, Joint Commissioner of Police and LB Revatkar, Deputy Director of Regional Forensic Science Laboratory, Nagpur.

Around 200 students of all of the six departments (Forensic Science, Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Physics, Forensic Biology, Forensic Psychology and Digital & Cyber Forensics) of Govt. Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur, actively participated in the expo and successfully managed 20 stalls with various detailed and interesting experiments and informative models based on forensic science.

Nagpurians were seen engrossed as they were busy getting information from the stalls that were set up by the police department on subjects like – demonstration by Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad, Mobile Forensic Science Van, Cyber Cell, etc. Regional Forensic Science Laboratory, National Fire Service College, Cloud Forensic Technologies and Lab Systems too contributed in the success of the expo. People were also seen gaining an insight into the thought-provoking world of forensic sciences and even the role played by various police departments in crime detection and prevention.

DCP Ranjan Sharma, during the expo, praised the concept of First National Forensic Expo 2017 by stating, “I feel that the Institute of Forensic Science should organise similar kind of expos, functions and public gatherings each year. By doing this, the common man would also realise the importance of investigation and other equally important dimensions of forensic sciences. Forensic science also plays an important and major role in criminal investigations. We will always support Government Institute of Forensic Science for such initiatives in the future.”

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