According to an article published by Business Today on 28th June 2018, 3.3 crores of cases were pending in Indian courts. As of 28th June 2020, there’s no need of a saying that the cases have been piled up. Why does a single case take so much time in India? Before bringing into the sight of Indian Judiciary, let’s first talk about the inside scenario of any case. Once a case has been registered by the first responding officer, the preliminary thing to be done by the police is to record the initial time of the report and barricade the scene of crime along with providing medical assistance to the victims. The scene of crime along with the evidence should be properly photographed and video graphed for further reference as well as for the purpose of digital evidence. A sketch of the scene of crime is also supposedly made for proper data collection and for recollecting data later on as reconstruction of the crime scene is sometimes a necessity. Next, each evidence should be photographed properly by placing the ABFO scale. Needless to mention, while collection of evidence or even before entering the crime scene, gloves must be worn .For the collection of evidence, each piece of evidence has a significance of their own and hence rubber tipped forceps and as such should be used for maintaining the proper integrity of the evidence. While this being done, a proper chain of custody has to be maintained. Each evidence should be sealed and signed until it reaches the Forensic laboratory for further information to be gained. The forensic labs have a protocol to be maintained as well.
Does all of this happen in India? Is a forensic team assigned along with the police officers to collect the evidences? If not, does police take the precautionary measures while collecting evidences? The answer is well known. But police personnel actually try their level best to give 100% of whatever work they are assigned to. We do have well versed professionals who go through proper studies and research in the field of forensic but still India isn't able to utilize their resources in a proper manner, for which, murderers can roam freely. It's time we understand the importance of Forensic and do something for our own good. Justice can only prevail if we have the right professionals along with the police department. The idea is to end it from the root rather than working on only one single case.