Dubbed as the Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits (SAECK), the kits will soon be disbursed to the number of police stations in the country.
This is as part of the efforts of the government to enable the police carry out immediate investigation into sexual assault cases.
The kits are designed to carry out immediate medico-legal investigation and aid in furnishing evidence in sexual assault and rape cases.
The Home Ministry, as part of a pilot project, will initially procure 3960 SAECK and to begin with, and 100 such kits will be given to each state and union territory.
Police and medical officers will be given training on how to use the kits.
The kits are said to be comprising of essential items to aid furnishing evidence such as blood and semen samples in sexual assault and rape cases, it was informed.
The SAECKs would be sent to the closest laboratory and within two months the results would be out.
The cost of the project would be shared between the central government (from the Nirbhaya Fund) and respective states in the ratio of 60:40.>