KATHMANDU, Nepal-Decision has been cramped as require items to be researched and tested in the National Forensic Science Lab were not received as required for helping in crime investigation.
It is hard to reach to decision as the right quantity was not made available of the items to be tested in lab by the courts, Department of Wildlife Conservation, Department of Revenue Investigation, according to expert Binu Shova Tuladhar.
The lab also faces lack of equipment and space to keep things, it is learnt.
Some 35 cases are in pending out of 272 received in 2068-69 BS, the lab source said. Of them out of 80 finger prints, eight were missing, and six out of 50 signatures were omitting, and letter cover, among others, were unmatched, the source further informed.
The lab was working as a unit of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) in 2052 BS. It was named National Forensic Lab under the Ministry of Law and Justice and was set up as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Science and Technology in 2057 BS.