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Lab Says Tapes Were Not Tampered With

Published: 28th July 2015 05:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th July 2015 05:17 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:In a new development in the cash-for-vote case, the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), entrusted with the task of analysing audio and video evidence, has informed a local court that the tapes were not tampered with.

The FSL, however, is yet to analyse whether the voice in the audio tape is that of AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

Soon after the scam surfaced and some channels aired the alleged telephonic conversation between Naidu and TRS nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson, a section of TDP leaders had alleged that the tapes were doctored.

Sources associated with the investigation told Express that FSL experts, after a thorough analysis, concluded that the audio and video evidence was genuine and unedited.

“But to analyse if it was Naidu’s voice, FSL must have his voice sample which has not been given so far,’’ the sources said.

The Telangana ACB had sent electronic devices, including phones containing a few audio clips and video footage relating to the cash-for- vote case, to the FSL for analysis, days after TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy was caught red-handed while offering a bribe to the nominated MLA to vote for his party’s nominee in the MLC elections on May 31.

Revanth Reddy and his associates Sebastian Harry and R Uday Simha allegedly offered a bribe of `50 lakh to the nominated MLA.

The money too was seized. The trio are now out on bail.

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