The Centre for Distance and Virtual Learning (CD&VL) at University of Hyderabad (UoH) in association with Truth Labs, Hyderabad jointly organized a two-day National Workshop on “Forensic Examination of Questioned Documents and Disputed Finger Prints” on 14th and 15th June, 2014 at DST Auditorium on the University campus.


The national workshop was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Justice of High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad, Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and was presided by UoH Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy. More than 300 delegates representing from various organizations like judicature, Police Departments, Forensic Labs, Police Academy, Advocates, fresh graduates, other scientists, etc were part of this workshop.


During the inauguration session Prof. S. Jeelani, Director, CD&VL, welcomed the Chief Guest and the participants. He briefed about the University and activities of the CD&VL and gave a background on the National Workshop. During the inaugural address, the Chief Guest Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta while appreciating the efforts for organizing such an important National Workshop on “Forensic Examination of Questioned Documents and Disputed Finger Prints”, said the forensic science is very useful tool of evidence for solving many criminal cases especially forgery, bank transactions documents and other finger print examinations.


Prof. Ramaswamy welcomed the Chief Guest, all participants in his presidential address and wished the Workshop all success. The Truth Labs Chairman Dr. K.P.C. Gandhi briefed about the activities of the Truth Labs and welcomed various judiciaries and police department officials and also fresh graduates. In the inaugural session, the study material of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice & Forensic Science (PGDCJ&FS) which has been updated with recent information was released by the Chief Guest Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta. The inaugural session was ended with vote of thanks followed with the technical sessions.

In the two days technical sessions, all the participants were given information on the recent trends by the well-experienced resource persons regarding the various case studies in the forensic examinations of disputed documents. On the second day a practical demo was also conducted for the benefit of the participants.


The valedictory function was also organized 15th June, 2014, wherein the address was given by Prof. E. Haribabu, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, UoH. He informed all the participants that such type of workshops which are more relevant for creating awareness of crime free and peaceful society will be encouraged by the University. All the participants expressed their sincere gratitude and thanks to the Vice-Chancellor, UoH for conducting such a wonderful national workshop on the following themes:

• Definition, Scope and Meaning of Questioned Documents and Disputed Fingerprints.
• Types of cases involving Questioned Documents and Disputed Fingerprints.
• Methods of Characterization of Fingerprints, Paper & Inks and Printed Matter
• Instrumental Techniques of Analysis in detection of Handwritings and Fingerprints
• Legal Aspects of Examination of Documents and फिंगरप्रिंट्स

They also thanked resource persons for not only giving valuable information on various case studies and also for practical demonstration on forensic examinations of the disputed documents. The Director, CD&VL Prof. S. Jeelani thanked the University authorities and also the Truth Labs for the cooperation in successfully organizing the two days National Workshop.