Golden Jubilee Year (1967-2017)

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, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi. Has been declared as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ by Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India, New Delhi.

The Laboratory today is one of the most comprehensive Laboratories in the country with 7 fully equipped Divisions namely Chemistry, Explosives, Toxicology, , Biology/Serology, Physics, Ballistics, Documents, Computer Forensics Unit & Photography Section with an addition of state-of-the-art laboratories 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.


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