Law Commission Suggests New Human DNA Profiling Bill

Saurav Datta July 27 2017
Finance Act, Sansad Marg

The Law Commission of India has, in its 271st Report, come out with a Draft Bill governing DNA profiling.

Before looking at the proposed provisions of the Draft Bill, it is necessary to delve into the history of the issue.

On 23 June 2006, Sections 53A and 54 were added to the Code of Criminal Procedure to govern the collection of bodily fluids and other biological samples from suspects, and also provided for DNA profiling.

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