Welcome to the official website of Forensic Science Laboratory Mizoram
Forensic Science is defined as the application of Science to assist Court in the administration of Justice. Principles of basic sciences like Physics, Chemistry and Biology are skillfully applied for administration of justice. The main function of Forensic Science Laboratory is to undertake its diverse Laboratory examinations and to provide Scientific guidance to the investigating agencies in collecting physical evidences at the scene of Crime. Justice Delivery System has 3 (three) arms, such as Police, Judiciary and Forensic. In order to protect and uphold the rights of innocent citizens and of the criminals according to Article 21 & 22 of the Constitution of India, all these three arms have vital roles to play in one way or the other.
Prior to the establishment of Forensic Science Laboratory in Mizoram, material evidences detected in different Crime Cases used to be sent outside the state that usually took months and years. To overcome these difficulties and to have a better and efficient administration of Justice, Government of Mizoram established Forensic Science Laboratory under the administrative control of Police Department Vide Notification No. A/12034/1/97-HMP dated 31/7/2000. Forensic Science Laboratory, Mizoram started functioning initially with only one division i.e. chemistry, Mizoram FSL now have 7(seven) divisions viz. Chemistry, Questioned Document, Ballistics & Toolmarks, Fingerprint, Photography, Serology and Toxicology, and headed by Director rank Forensic Scientist. The Laboratory was upgraded to a full-fledged Directorate in March, 2015 which is in par with the guidelines of National Human Rights Commission.