Forensic Science in India

Forensic Science in India

 Quiz Answer Blog on Forensic Science in India

Quiz Crafted by-

Dr. Ranjeet Kr. Singh
CEO and Managiging Director
Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science India, New Delhi.

Introduction to Forensic Science in India

Knowledge of forensics is not new to India. Ancient Indian texts give an account of poisons and their primitive methods of detection, possible evidence in cases of suicide, etc. But there was no organized way of disseminating forensic knowledge/education in India as no institution either in colleges or in universities offered formal course/degree in forensics viz. certificate/ diploma courses, undergraduate/ postgraduate programs, a doctorate in forensics before independence, in spite of the fact that first Fingerprint Bureau in the world to use forensic knowledge in crime investigation was established on the soil of India in late nineteenth century more precisely in 1897 before independence. An era of scientific crime lab under new nomenclature in police setup i.e. forensic science lab begun in mid-fifties of twentieth-century after independence which also necessitated formally educated, trained, skilled man-power since, forensics has bearing on socio-economic aspects of life and society. Consequently, the first institution to offer a degree in forensics emerged i.e. Department of Criminology and Forensic Science, Dr. Harisingh Gour University, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh in Central India in 1959. The pace of growth remained slow in the twentieth century and gained momentum in the twenty-first century and the number of institutes offering such programs has exceeded more than a hundred. 

Let's look at the questions and their answers:

Ques 1. In India, the new Central Forensic Science laboratory is not started at 

a) Ahmedabad 
b) Bhopal 
c) Guwahati 
d) Pune

Answer - a) Ahmedabad 

Ques 2. The teaching of Forensic Science for the first time in India was started in 1959 at the following place: 

a) Delhi 
b) Hyderabad 
c) Patiala 
d) Sagar

Answer - d)Sagar
Ques 3. First Forensic Science Lab in India was established at 

a) Kolkata 
b) Mumbai 
c) Agra 
d) Delhi

Answer - a) Kolkata 

Ques 4. First Fingerprint Bureau was started at Kolkata in the year
a) 1897 
b) 1902 
c) 1905 
d) 1913 

Answer - a) 1897 

Ques 5. L.N.J.P. National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science was established at New Delhi in the following year: 

a) 1968 
b) 1970 
c) 1972 
d) 1974

Answer - a) 1968

Ques 6. Which of the following types of inquests are presently held in India? 

a) Coroner and Police
b) Police and Magistrate 
c) Magistrate and Coroner 
d) Police and Medical Examiner

Answer - b) Police and Magistrate 

Ques 7. Accreditation of Forensic Science laboratories in India is done by 

b) DEA 
c) NABL 
d) IAI 

Answer - c) NABL 

Ques 8. The Ministry of Home Affairs Government of India has established recently three Central Forensic Science Laboratories in which set of the following cities?

a) Jodhpur, Bhopal, Bangalore
b) Pune, Ahmedabad, Jaipur
c) Pune, Jaipur, Bhopal
d) Pune, Bhopal, Guwahati

Answer - d) Pune, Bhopal, Guwahati

Ques 9.  DNA fingerprinting evidence in Indian courts has been accepted as evidence under which of the following Indian Evidence Act?

a) S. 45
b) S. 48
c) S. 50
d) S. 51

Answer - a) S. 45

Ques 10.  In India, Bureau of Police Research and Development was established in 

a) 1963 
b) 1965 
c) 1970 
d) 1974

Answer - c) 1970 

Ques 11. First G.E.Q.D. in India was started at
a) Kolkata
b) Shimla 
c) Hyderabad 
d) Delhi

Answer - b) Shimla 

Ques 12.  In India, this place does not have a Central Detective Training School: 

a) Kolkata 
b) Delhi 
c) Hyderabad 
d) Chandigarh

Answer - b) Delhi 

Ques 13. Z comes home unexpectedly and sees his wife in bed with Y. He becomes enraged and kills Y with a scissors, which he finds on the table nearby. Which of the following crimes Z has committed? 

a) Death by rash and negligent act
b) Culpable homicide not amounting to murder
c) Culpable homicide amounting to murder
d) Voluntary causing of grievous hurt

Answer- b) Culpable homicide not amounting to murder

Ques 14. When the Director, Dy. Director, Assistant Director of a Forensic Science Lab are summoned by a court, he may depute any officer conversant with the case. This provision is made under:

a) Section 291 Cr P.C.
b) Section 293 Cr. P.C.
c) Section 295 Cr. P.C.  
d) Section 297 Cr. P.C.

Answer- b) Section 293 Cr. P.C.

Ques 15 Causing disappearance of evidence by a forensic scientist can be punished under 

a) Sec. 201 of Indian Penal Code 
b) Sec. 201 of Criminal Procedure Code 
c) Sec. 301 of Indian Penal Code 
d) Sec. 301 of Criminal Procedure Code 

Answer- a) Sec. 201 of Indian Penal Code 

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