Foundation stone was set for the Forensic Science Laboratory by DGP J.V. Ramudu at the Regional Science Laboratory on Mahatma Gandhi Road. Addressing the media, the DGP stated that due to the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, there was need for the new forensic laboratory for the state to deal with the cases related to DNA, cyber forensics, explosives, narcotics and many other facilities as it is in Hyderabad FSL now.
In order to facilitate these facilities in the state, a new building is being built with Rs.2 Crore added with Rs.30crore lab equipment. He said that the new building will be fully equipped after inauguration.