About CFSL ( Central Forensic Science Laboratory )
The Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Hyderabad or popularly known as CFSL, Hyderabad, was established in the Year 1967 and is one of the six Central Forensic Science Laboratories in India. CFSL is situated at Ramanthapur, which is about 9 kms from the heart of the Hyderabad City. The Laboratory is presently working under the administrative control of Directorate of Forensic Science Services, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi.
The Laboratory today is one of the most comprehensive Laboratories in the country with 7 fully equipped Forensic Divisions namely Ballistics, Biology, Chemistry, Documents, Explosives, Physics and Toxicology along with two specilalised units for Computer Forensics and DNA profiling. The Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Hyderabad is committed to deliver the quality work for all its functional disciplines and is an NABL Accredited ISO/IEC 17025 Certified laboratory with a strong vision to be the leading Forensic Science Laboratory of the Nation in providing prompt and dependable services of international standards to the Criminal justice system and Motto of Promoting good practices and standards.
The experts of CFSL examine the exhibits forwarded by the Investigating Agencies and render expert opinion and substantiate their opinions in the Court of Law through court testimony and evidence. Scientists/experts also impart training to the Officers in other trainees of Forensic Science. The laboratory also undertakes R & D work related to art & skill developments in forensic science.
CFSL experts are summoned for appearing before the Courts. Their services are also utilized by investigating agencies for the inspection of scene of crime. All correspondence for assistance/opinion should be addressed to the Director, CFSL, Govt. of India, Directorate of Forensic Science Services, Ministry of Home Affairs, CFIs Campus, Ramanthapur, Hyderabad-500013 Telangana.
The Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Hyderabad (CFSL, Hyderabad) was established in 1967 under the Intelligence Bureau and was brought under the administrative control of Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D) in 1973 along with Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Kolkata. The Laboratory was initially situated in a small rental building at Chirag Ali Lane, Hyderabad.
The Laboratory in the beginning started functioning from the Chirag Ali Lane in the Abids area of Hyderabad city. The Laboratory shifted to its present spacious premises of 27 Acres in Ramanthapur in year 1982 which is in the vicinity of the Osmania University institutional area. Since 2002, the laboratory is under the direct control of the Directorate of Forensic Science Services, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India as a Scientific Department to provide scientific support and services to the investigating agencies in the examination of crime. Dr. S. N. Garg was the first Director of the CFSL Hyderabad and the present Director is Dr. K. M. Varshney.