As per FSL norms, the report should be sent within a month, however, the FSL is taking two to three months to send the reports. “The DNA analysis takes nearly two months. However, sometimes police need the reports faster to investigate cases, so the FSL have to prioritise the work accordingly,” he said.
For cases under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, FSL takes over 20 days to give results. Venkanna said that 20 days is a long period for the police to dispose off the case. “The clues team head office is equipped to do minimum analysis. Drug samples are quickly checked using Drugs Broad Screening System. Though, we can’t provide specific details on how much percentage of which substances is there, but it helps police make arrests in the case,” Venkanna added.