It is generally considered
that the Central Forensic Science Laboratory established in 1957 is the
pioneer Forensic organization in India situated at 30 Gorachand Road,
Kolkata-700 014, India. In the same building Indian Academy of Forensic
Science was established in 1961 and Journal of the Indian Academy of
Forensic Science started publishing papers from 1962
In imparting expert opinion on
matter of national interest, critical exhibit examination, training to
policeman, advocating teaching in Forensic Sciences, CFSL, Kolkata
is and was the centre of activities in India. In the beginning CFSL was
working under Intelligence Bureau, in 1973 it came under Bureau of
Police Research and Development, MHA, now under the Directorate of
Forensic Science, MHA, New Delhi. 1st Director of CFSL was Late Dr.
N.K.Iyengar, present Director is Dr.C.N.Bhattacharya.
First Presedent of the Indian
Academy of Forensic Sciences was Late B.N.Mallik, its secretary was
Late Dr. N.K.Iyengar, Chief Editor of JIAFS was Late Dr. I.Bhooshana
Rao. Now the president of IAFS is Dr. M.S.Rao, Secretary Dr.
C.N.Bhattacharya and Chief Editor Dr. D. Sengupta. Indian Academy of
Forensic Sciences was registered under the registration Act. Of W.B.
No.S/4895, Govt of W.B.
Journal of the Indian Academy
of Forensic Science has got the Reg. No. ISSN 0579-4749. Its latest
issue is Vol.42, No 1& 2, December 2010.