In another interesting case, a claim was made in respect of original hand written manuscript of the book written by Swami Dayanand Saraswati (1824-1883), a social reformer and most prominent Guru of Arya Samaj, who wrote his famous book “Satyartha Prakash”.
The manuscript of the book was forwarded to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory of CBI to check its authenticity. On careful examination it was revealed that the manuscript was written using a Ball- Point Pen. As per the history it was known that Ball- Point pens were not in existence during the period of time when Swami Dayanand Saraswati wrote his book. Ball-Point pens came into existence during the time of World War- II, i.e., around 1945.
Therefore, it was established that the manuscript claimed to be in the original handwriting of Swami Dayanand was patently false and forged.
In another case a contract for the sale of old junk of aero planes was executed between Indian Airlines and a private vendor. An auditor suspected the substitution of the last page of the tender which was showing much lower rate than expected for the sale of aluminium, plastics and rubber parts of the discarded planes. During the examination of the said page of the contract, experts observed that there is mention of a land line telephone number below the name and signature of the vendor.
On checking with the telephone department it was established that the telephone exchange which had issued the telephone line mentioned in the contract was commissioned much later to the vendor than the date of signing the sale agreement.
Thus, it was established that the last page of the sale agreement was substituted and hence forged and backdated documents.
There was yet another case investigated by the experts of the Institute. The case pertained to a number of money receipts and rent receipts which were claimed to be of a particular period and used by a person for some specific purpose.
The Institute was assigned the task to check the authenticity of the money receipts and rent receipts. For arriving at a definite conclusion, opinion of India Security Press (ISP) – Nasik was sought on the Revenue Stamps affixed on the receipts.
On their reply it was established that some of the Revenue Stamps were actually printed and issued much later than the date of execution of the receipts. Therefore, it was conclusively established that the receipts under question were non- genuine and hence fabricated.