Legal Implications in Forensic...

Legal Implications in Forensic Science

Legal Implications in Forensic Science Quiz Crafted by –

Arti Varshney

Scientific Officer,

Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science India Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi

Introduction to Legal Implications in Forensic Science

As we all know, Forensic science is explained as a study and application of science to matters of law. What matters the most is “law”. In every part of the investigation forensic investigators, police, experts should know the significance of law. This connection of science and law provides new ways and methods for discovering reality.  The word “forensic” is derived from the Latin word “forensis” which means forum, a public place where, in Roman times, senators and others debated and held judicial proceedings. Forensic science is an integrative subject combining several branches of learning used for inquiring crime scenes and collecting evidence to be used in the trial for the prosecution of offenders in a court of law. 

Forensic expert provides an important source of information for criminal proceedings. The expertise from mass graves is no exception: findings from exhumations and examinations have featured in the ad hoc tribunals’ trials and judgments. The fact is that only a very few professionals are equipped with the knowledge necessary to fully apply the potential of science in civil, criminal, and family legal matters.

Let's look at the questions and their answers:

Ques 1. Section 47 of Indian Evidence Act states about the:

a)Handwriting opinion and handwriting expert

b)Expert witness

c)Digital Evidence

d)Fingerprint evidence

Answer- a) Handwriting opinion and handwriting expert

Ques 2. Which of the following witness can be asked a leading question during examination-in-chief? 

a)Common Witness 

b)Expert Witness 

c)Hostile Witness 

dNone of the above 

Answer- c) Hostile Witness 

Ques 3. _______ preferably record a dying decleration. 





Answer- c) Magistrate

Ques 4. As per the following section, a police inquest can be conducted:

a)174 CrPC

b)174 IPC

c)134 CrPC

d)23 IEA

Answer- a) 174 CrPC

Ques 5. As per Indian Law, time limit for exhumation is:

a)2 years

b)5 years

c)No Limit is Fixed

d)10 years

Answer - c) No Limit is Fixed

Ques 6. Section 137 of the Indian Evidence Act discuss about

a)Witnesses shall be first examined-in-chief, then (if the adverse party so desires) cross-examined, then (if the party calling him so desires) re-examined.

b)Cross-examination of person called to produce a document

c)The examination of a witness by the party who calls him shall be called his examination-in-chief

d)Any question suggesting the answer which the person putting it wishes or expects to receive, is called a leading question

Answer- c) The examination of a witness by the party who calls him shall be called his examination-in-chief

Ques 7. The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 came into effect on:

a)10 April 1986

b)05 March 1986

c)14 November 1985

d)22 April 1985

Answer- c) 14 November 1985

Ques 8. Which of the following evidence is likely to be inadmissible in Indian Court under Indian Evidence Act?


b)Digital Record

c)Hearsay Evidence

d)DNA Evidence

Answer-  c) Hearsay Evidence

Ques 9. In which section of CrPC 1973, the police officer has an authority to get the assistance of a medical practitioner in good faith for the purpose of the investigation.

a)Section 53

b)Section 45

c)Section 56

d)Section 57

Answer-  a) Section 53

Ques 10. Section 320 of Indian Penal Code defines grievous hurt to ____ types of injuries. 





Answer- c) Eight 

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