District Scene of crime units
- The scene of crime is a treasure of clues through which investigating officers can assess the type of crime, the suspects & criminals and can reach to the culprits. Its examination on scientific lines at the earliest helps in sorting out the innocence and the guilt. With this vies the scene of crime units at divisional level were introduced in the year 1980 to assist the criminal investigation. Scene of crime units with staff & vehicle for 38 districts were sanctioned in 1983. The units started functioning at districts level in 1985. at presant 50 district of Madhay Pradesh estblished lab and working properly.
- The district scene of crime unit functions under the control of Supdt. of police and the Senior Scientific Officer/ Scientific Officer is in-charge of the office of scene of crime unit in the district. Their offices are accessible through District S.P. Office or Distt. Control Room.
- The scene of crime is equipped with field test kit, foot prints and tool-marks casting kit, finger print, developing kit, necessary lighting equipment photographic camera, portable ultra violet light, measuring instruments etc.
Functions of the Districts Scene of Crime Units
- An undisturbed Scene of Crime yields valuable clues.
- Inform nearest Police Station of the areas or Police Control Room. Do not use telephone of the spot for this purpose.
- Cordon off the area with rope, tape or stones according to the crime committed. In the process the crime scene should remain intact and undisturbed as material and marks may be used as important evidence.
- Do not enter or touch the scene of crime and not allow any one to do so either until the scene of crime has been photographed and recorded. You are liable to leave prints which may interfere or destroy the prints left by the accused and these are likely to mislead /confuse the sniffer dog.
Do not use are allow any one to do so until the arrival of police at the Scene of Crime -
- The telephone/mobile phone, fax machine, computer, T.V., tape recorder, fridge, fans, electric switches, gas and other appliances found at the scene of crime.
- Bathroom, washbasins, toilets, toiletries, furniture.
- Food, utensils and other cooking vessels and do not light gas/stoves of kitchen.
- Keep the firearm, live and used cartridges/bullets as it is on the spot.