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, Hyderabad is situated at Ramanthapur, which is about 10 kms from the heart of the City. The Laboratory is presently working under the administrative control of Directorate of Forensic Science Services, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi.
This Laboratory is one of the Primier Forensic Laboratories in the country with 7 Divisions namely Chemistry, Explosives, Toxicology, Biology/Serology, Physics, Ballistics and Documents alongwith two specilised units of DNA Profiling and Digital Forensic Units. The Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Hyderabad is committed to deliver the quality work from 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 in the field of Forensic Science at various Central/State Police Training Institutions. The laboratory also undertakes R & D work in the field of 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, Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Directorate of Forensic Science Services, MHA, Govt. of India, CFI's Campus, Ramanthapur, Hyderabad-500013 Telangana.