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The AP State Forensic Science Laboratory was established in November 1974 by merger of the scientific section of CID of Police Department and Chemical Examiner unit of Medical and Health Department. Initially there were only six sections, namely Ballistics, Biology, Chemistry, Documents, Physics and Toxicology.
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Police Department, Govt of Andhra Pradesh.

Red Hills, Hyderabad -500004, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

Phone: 91-402-330-7138,
Fax     : 91-402-339-4449.

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Functions of the Scientific Team
• Video recording of the crime scenes along with the surroundings (including approach, entry and exit    route of the culprits).
• Photograph the vital clues from all perspectives using 35 mm Camera and Digital Camera.
• Sketch the crime scene covering the place of occurrence and clues therein.
• Proper preservation and packing of physical evidence and handing over to the I.O for forwarding to the    FSL or other authorities    concerned.
• Collection of all visible physical evidence by appropriate tools and techniques.
• Systematic search for physical evidence other than what is visible and obvious.
• Collection of partially visible physical evidence such as blood, dust, fingerprints, fibres, footprints,    hair, stains, marks and    other microscopic evidence or any thing that is likely to have been left    behind or stays behind the offenders that are useful for    establishing linkages.
• In Collection of control samples to extend all possible assistance to the investigating officers.    Collection of control physical    evidence such as casts of footprints, shoe prints and other track    marks; collection of tool marks on metals, wood, plastics    and other medias. Guiding and    assisting the Investigating Officers in the collection of controls and standards for all classes of    physical evidence, especially in the matter of questioned documents, DNA fingerprints etc., and    assisting the Investigating    Officers in properly labeling, marking and preparing the Letter of Advice.
• To co-ordinate with the Medical Officers, Bomb Disposal team officers or other scientific experts for    prompt inspection of the    scene of crime/victim/suspect.
• Preliminary analysis of clues such as blood, stains, semen, soil, paint, glass, hair, fibre and other    routinely occurring    evidence materials like stains, marks etc., so as to give leads to the    Investigating Officers in the matter of proper collection of    right samples for analysis.
• Preliminary examination of tool marks on heavy vehicles such as buses, lorries, tractors, or light    vehicles, cars, scooters etc.,    and other objects such as weapons, household articles, furniture,    fixtures, machinery, and other non movable heavy articles.
• Preliminary examination of explosion residues in cases of bomb explosions and examination of    ingredients of diffused bombs    in case of live bombs seized or recovered by Investigating Officers    after diffusion by the Bomb diffusion teams.
• Physical and mental reconstruction of crime scene in close association with the investigating officers    in continuing    investigation which may help the investigating officers in getting right leads for    apprehension of offenders.
• To act as liaison officer between the District/City/Zonal Police Administration and District/Regional    FSL's or FSL Hqrs., and    shall discharge any other scientific or technical functions as required by    the Zonal/District/Sub Divisional/Police Officers and    Main/Regional/District FSL authorities from    time to time.
• In short, the scientist incharge of CLUES team will act as PA (scientific) or scientific advisor to the    SP/CP concerned in all    matters relating to scientific criminal investigation processes.
Director's Message
Smt.Sharada Avadhanam M.Sc,M.A,
As all of you, I am also Interested in Forensic Science right from my childhood. The word "Forensic" is derived from a latin word "Forensis" which means belonging to courts of justice. Forensic Science broadly means application of scientific principles and techniques in the administration of justice.

The Judiciary enough evidence to convict the suspect.
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