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Frequently asked questions

1) Are you authorized by Government of India or Gujarat for issuing scientific opinions?

According to section 45 of Indian evidence act anybody who is especially skilled in science or art or handwriting or finger impressions can give opinions on relevant subjects. So question of authorization from Government doesn’t arise at all. The reports are accepted in all the courts of India and abroad also.

2) Can the reports be challenged in court?

Yes, every party or defendant or applicant has the right to produce evidence so the reports can be challenged by the other party but our reports are based on scientific facts and they stand the test of any cross examination.

3) Can you examine photocopies of documents?

Yes, examination can be done on photocopies of the documents provided the copies are crystal clear in appearance and true reproduction of originals. Certified copies are preferred more as compared to photocopies to have a firm stand in the eyes of law. Originals can be examined on the basis of availability.

4) Will you come to the court?

Yes, definitely. Any expert who has issued a report to be presented in court has to appear in the court in person otherwise the report is not considered by the court.

5) Do you hold a degree in Handwriting or fingerprint?

Yes and No, Yes because handwriting and fingerprint is a branch of Forensic science and no because the degree is awarded as MSc. in Criminology and Forensic science not handwriting or fingerprint.

6) Are graphologist and handwriting experts one and the same thing?

No, Graphologist interpret the personality based on the study of persons handwriting whereas forensic expert or handwriting expert studies handwriting either to identify the author of writing or to identify whether it is written by the alleged person or not?

7) Can scanned copies, reduced copies or carbon copies fit for analysis?

No, scan copies or carbon copies are not fit for examination since they tend to lose their natural stroke formation due to interference with the copying machine or carbon paper. It’s always better to send a clear photocopy or photograph for analysis rather than a scanned copy or reduced copy or carbon copy.