19-OCT-2019: JNMC inaugurates SAFE Unit
Aligarh, October 19: Sexual assault cases that have gone unsolved will receive more attention in Aligarh and the nearby areas as a dedicated 'Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) Unit' was today inaugurated at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
"It is lab in which experts will be resolute for timely justice delivery in cases of crimes related to women," said Dr Saadiya Saeed, Chairperson, Department of Forensic Medicine adding that the Unit will also be used for training of doctors and nurses in medical management, medico legal examination, documentation of proof and collection and preservation of evidence.
Throwing light on the concerns related to cases crime against women, Dr Saadiya said that it was necessary to have the SAFE Unit in JNMC as fast track courts and periodic safety audits depend on appropriate forensic reports.
"The Unit will investigate sexual assaults by collecting and preserving evidence, which will reach the investigating officers through the casualty medical officers to the Forensic Science Laboratory finally to be produced as evidence in the court," pointed Dr Saadiya.
Attending the inaugural function as the Guest-of-Honour, Mr Ajay Deep Singh (IAS), Commissioner, Aligarh said that police investigations in sexual assault cases depend on gathering, evaluating, and processing information and evidence provided by the Forensic experts.
"It is only with forensic reports that the police can critically evaluate whether the evidence supports prosecution of a sexual assault case," he said.
Prof S C Sharma, Dean, Faculty of Medicine said that the state-of-art SAFE Unit is in par with national standards to contribute in addressing the gap in forensic DNA analysis of pending sexual assault cases.
Dr Kulsum Fatima Asrar conducted the programme.
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Related PicturesProf SC Sharma, Mr Ajay Deep Singh and dr Sadia Saeed releasing the manual of SAFE