Institute News

Forensic Investigation of Arson Case

Side View of AC Unit from outside (North)

The warehouse of a Company dealing with Logistics had got fire on April 16th, 2017.

The insurance company hired our institute to investigate the cause of fire whether it is due to malicious reason or due to any accidental/natural calamities. Our team visited the incident site and investigate the whole area to find out the reason of fire.

Front View of AC Unit

To maintain the chain of custody, the incident site was photographed; the sketches of the affected areas were made and the samples were collected from the site for further laboratory and chemical analysis.

View of the AC Unit (East)

After examining the whole incident site and samples collected from the incident site, our team opined that the electrical short circuiting due to ill maintenance of the electrical wires and circuits is the effective cause of the fire in the warehouse of the company.

Premier Forensic Science Institute experts provide Legal Consulting – Expert Opinion

  • Opinions on disputed hand writings signatures, finger print, fraudulent additions and alterations, forgeries, anonymous letters.
  • Available for appearing in Hon’ble courts as a witness (using sketch demonstration techniques)
  • Forensic photography of disputed documents in courts.
  • Consultation on forensic questioned documents preparation of cross examinations for lawyers.
  • Preparation of technical arguments.
  • Developments of latent finger print from objects & papers.
  • Questioned Document Examination practical training with photographic demonstration (real court cases done) available.
  • Identification of highly disguised writing in any language.
  • Preparation of finger print specimen chart.
  • Opinion on different script like English, Urdu, Hindi and Indian regional scripts.
  • Available for the teaching short term courses on Questioned Documents and Finger Prints (English and Hindi).
  • Lifting chance Finger Prints from smooth surfaces and papers using chemicals.

Dr. S C Mittal, Executive Director, Premier Forensic Science Institute, provides learning sessions on Questioned Document

Documents feature prominently in all manner of business and personal affairs. Almost any type of document may become disputed in an investigation or litigation. For example, a questioned document may be a sheet of paper bearing handwriting or mechanically-produced text such as a ransom note, a forged cheque or a business contract. Or it may be some material not normally thought of as a ‘document’. FDEs define the word “document” in a very broad sense as being any material bearing marks, signs or symbols intended to convey a message or meaning to someone.

Examinations and comparisons conducted by document examiners can be quite diverse and may involve any of the following:

  • Handwriting (cursive / printing) and Signatures
  • Typewriters, Photocopiers, Laser printers, Ink Jet Printers, Fax machines
  • Chequewriters, Rubber stamps, Price markers, Label makers
  • Printing Processes
  • Ink, Pencil, Paper
  • Alterations, additions, erasures, obliterations
  • Indentation detection and/or decipherment
  • Sequence Determination
  • Physical Matching

A trainee must learn how to present evidence before the court in clear, forceful testimony. Fledgling examiners in the later stages of training can get a glimpse into the legal process as well as a better sense of this aspect of their work through participation in a mock trial or by attending actual court hearings to observe the testimony of qualified examiners. These are guidelines and not requirements.

London High Court accepts the evidence of Dr. S C Mittal

Justice Newey, High Court of London Chancery Division in Case No. 5436 of 2002 between Kalvinder Singh Sandhu (Applicant) and Dr. Sukhvender Kaur (Respondent) has accepted evidence of Dr. S C Mittal and in his Judgment he writes:

“Dr Subhash Mittal, a forensic document examiner called on behalf of Dr Kaur, expressed the view that the fluorescence of documents at issue tends to confirm that they are of the dates attributed to them. Mr Gupta disputed the value of fluorescence evidence in the present context, but I do not think I can dismiss Dr Mittal’s views as clearly without foundation; and”
“With a degree of hesitation, I have ultimately concluded that Mr Sandhu’s complaints in respect of the witness statement of 1 December 2009 have not been made out to the relevant standard. Mr Sandhu is alleging very serious misconduct: the dishonest concoction of a large number of documents. In the end, I do not think the evidence is strong enough to prove such misconduct beyond reasonable doubt. In other words, I cannot feel sure that Mr Sandhu’s complaints are well-founded.”

Evidence of Dr. S C Mittal accepted and appreciated by the Justice.

FRRO approves PFSI for registration of International students for study of Forensic Science.

This institute has been approved by Foreign Regional Registration Office (FRRO) for registration of international students for study of Forensic Science.

Govt. of FIJI has recognised and approved PFSI as a study centre for its Police Officers

s.jitokoThe Govt. of FIJI has recognised and approved this institute as a study center for its police officers.

Mr. S Jitoko, Fiji Police officer, has been nominated for  2- years advance diploma course in Forensic Science.  He has completed his first semester.

Mr. Kibwe Wa Kibwe from Congo joins PFSI for Diploma course

kibwe-wa-kibweOne Medico Doctor from CONGO (Africa), Mr. Kibwe Wa Kibwe, has also taken admission in this institute for 1 year diploma course in Forensic Medicine and Forensic Science.

PFSI delivers lectures to Govt agencies on various forensic science subjects

Scientists and experts of this institute are delivering lectures to the Police officers, BSF officers, Bank officers, Public Prosecutors, students on the various subjects of Forensic science.

PFSI provides expert opinion on forged signatures

This institute is furnishing expert opinion to

  • State Bank of India

  • Oriental Bank of commerce

  • Punjab National Bank

  • Bank of India

on the subject of forged signatures.

Degree / Diploma in Forensic Science in Delhi

Premier Forensic Science Institute aim is to provide technical and professional education and training in the field of Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine to the professionals and students.

The college’s infrastructure is well furnished with all modern facilities. All labs are equipped with latest equipments.

A variety of teaching and learning techniques are employed to impart knowledge and skills to students at this institute.

All the classrooms of the college are well furnished. The college has a well-stocked library.