Top 5 Cases Cracked by Forensics in India

Forensics is an integral part of the criminal justice system as it helps in providing justice and maintaining law and order. In India, not many are aware of forensics, thanks to innumerable Tv shows, movies, that have helped in introducing Forensic science in India especially CID which most people used to watch on television. Yet, only awareness is not important but also its application. Due to many factors, India is way beyond Forensic advancements and workforce that should have been introduced or implemented a long time ago. Although, the established forensic institutions in India play a vital role in offering justice to the victims. Here is the list of top cases solved by forensics in India over the years. Top 5 cases cracked by forensics The top 5 cases solved by forensics have been discussed below: 1. Mumbai serial rapist-murderer case This case comprises of Rehan Qureshi who was a […]

Murderer Busted by DNA Fingerprinting for 1st Time

DNA fingerprinting has proven to be an important asset to the criminal justice system as it has assisted in many criminal cases around the world linking the suspect with the victim as well as the crime scene. The first DNA fingerprinting test was used in 1986 in a murder and rape case and is still in large use for any suspicion in any case. Recent developments have made it much more effective, cheap, and reliable to be used in the court as a piece of admissible evidence. Discovery of DNA fingerprinting In 1984, Alec Jeffrey an English geneticist was studying hereditary diseases in families. He was focusing on strategies to unravel paternity and immigration disputes via demonstrating the genetic links between individuals. Jeffreys used Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP) to analyze Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA). Dr. Jeffreys discovered that repetitive patterns of DNA, regarded as Variable Number of Tandem Repeats (VNTRs), had been present in all human beings but that they varied in size for each individual. He soon realized that this variant could be used […]