Private forensic report says pro-Pakistan slogan at Vidhana Soudha ‘highly probable’

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BENGALURU: Amid the controversy over the alleged pro-Pakistan slogans raised at Vidhana Soudha during the celebration of Congress candidate Syed Naseer Hussain’s victory in the Rajya Sabha election, a private forensic expert’s report has said that ‘it is highly probable to be ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ rather than, ‘Nasir Saab Zindabad’.

The seven-page report on the forensic examination of a 30-second video concludes, “To the limit extent of the question in this case, being whether if it was ‘Nasir Saab Zindabad’ or ‘Pakistan Zindabad’, the analysis indicates that it it highly probable to be ‘Pakistan Zindabad’. The examined video is not tampered/doctored in between and is a result of single capture. The acoustic analysis indicates that the questioned word pronounced is eliminated to be ending with ‘Saab’ and is identified to be ending with ‘Taan”.

The report say that to authenticate the video, a frame-by-frame analysis was done. “While the first part of the disputed words in observed to be badly overlapped, the discrimination of phonetics and acoustic characteristics were limited. Ony second part of the said speech which is questioned if it was ‘Saab’ or ‘Taan’ have been considered for examination.

Forensic expert Phanindra told Public TV, “We have relied upon the footage that is available online and what was broadcast on that day. We conducted phonetic and acoustic analysis of the video and it is highly probable that the slogan raised was ‘Pakistan Zindabad’. There is no doctoring of the videos which came out in the first hour”.

The police have so far questioned eight supporters of Congress MP-elect Syed Naseer Hussain and sent their voice samples for forensic tests. Meanwhile, the state government says it is awaiting the report from the government Forensic Science Laboratory even as the opposition BJP has accused it of trying to tamper with the test result.

Home Minister G Parameshwara, however, said there is no question of hiding the report. “We will make it public and take action accordingly. We discussed this in the meeting yesterday”.

Reacting to the report by the private investigator, he said, “We will check where they got the permission from to conduct such a test and how they could make it public. Reports by private parties cannot be taken into consideration. The government will act only on the FSL report and if it is established that pro-Pakistan slogans were raised, we will take action”.

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