Ballistics and Toolmarks Division
Ballistics & Toolmarks Division deals with the examination of –
Firearms – Whether firearm or not, to ascertain the caliber, make, model, working condition, status of the firing and lethality, to link up with fired cartridge case and fired bullet.
Parts of the Firearm – To ascertain their nature whether they come under Arms Act/Arms Rules.
Cartridges – To ascertain their caliber, country of origin and whether they are live or not.
Cartridge Cases – To ascertain their caliber, make, and to establish possible link to the firearms and crime.
Fired Bullets – To ascertain their make, caliber, type and to establish a link to the firearms and crime.
Shots, Pellets and Wads – To ascertain their make, size, nature of firearms through which they were fired and range of firing.
Firearm manufacturing Unit – To identify different manufacturing implements and manufacture products.
Target (cloths, skin, and other materials) affected by firing – To ascertain whether the holes/stains are due to discharge of a firearm and range of firing etc.
Explosive substance, IED and Post Explosion Residues – To determine the qualitative estimation of explosive materials used.
Incendiary Device, Time Fuse and Detonation Cord – To identify/ characterize the exhibits
Restoration of erased/obliterated figures/numbers on firearms and vehicles – To establish tampering if any and to decipher/restore the original writing.
Footprints, shoe prints, tire marks – For identification and matching with disputed ones.
Toolmarks – Involvement of particular tool in producing the tool mark.