Generally, forensic analysis is carried out by Govt Labs employing
forensic scientists and examiners who examine samples and cases on which the
Police or other Govt bodies seek opinion. An expert opinion is distinct from a
lay man’s opinion because of the scientific, technical, specialized training,
or experience that an expert possesses. However, there also exist private,
non-Government forensic examiners who provide services to individuals on
matters requiring forensic opinion. Such a person/ organization undertakes a
contractual agreement with a party seeking the opinion, and renders services on
a wide range such as Questioned Document & Handwriting Analysis, Signature Frauds and Forgery,
Fingerprints Lifting and Verification, Forged Documents Examination, Paper/Document
Age Analysis, Will, Deed, Medico Legal Consultation, etc.
The Consultancy services range from:
Document & Handwriting Analysis
Frauds and Forgery
Document and Paper Examination & Verifications
Provisions Concerned (Indian Kanoon)
45, Indian Evidence Act
10, Indian Contract Act
v. State of A.P. 1996 CrLJ 2893
Reddy v. State of A.P. AIR 1996 SC 2184
Ram v. State of U.P. 1994 Supp (2) SCC 289
Singh v. State of Punjab AIR 1977 SC 2274
Do (s) and Don’t (s) to
keep in mind:
Ensure the quality of
the firm you are engaging, with respect to registration with Govt of India,
Make sure that the firm
employs qualified and certified personnel only.
personal information, ensure that your confidentiality will be maintained.
Do not provide any
sensitive information to any random pop-ups or unknown websites.
Talk to your lawyer to
ensure the legal validity of the matter consulted on, if you intend it for
Always do extensive
research before giving them relevant or personal information.