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Expert opinion on Nithyananda scandal video - Vijay TV Special

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 Nithyananda gave a press meet in Chennai on 15th March, and claimed he has forensic reports that claim the video is edited. A nationally renowned Forensic Expert, Padma Bhushan Prof. Dr. P. Chandra Sekharan states very clearly that he examined the video and found no editing or morphing in it. Dr. Chandra Sekharan is a renowned forensic expert, who was consulted in a criminal caseregarding a movie allegedly involving "Miss Jammu Kashmir". In that case, alleged porn movie had received conflicting opinions from 2 different forensic labs. To resolve the confusion, Dr. Chandra Sekharan was consulted and he confirmed that the video was doctored. Based on his video authentication as a forensic expert, she was acquitted. Dr. Chandra Sekharan categorically denies any editing, altering or morphing of the scandal video and confirms it is authentic, contrary to Nithyananda's claims. He also further stated (in another interview) that "the videos that Nithyananda gave for testing in the US may have been edited, certainly the video tested by US experts and the CID are not the same".

Edward Primeau’s report on Nithyananda Tape farfetched
Posted on December 2, 2011 by Dr P. Chandrasekaran Edward J Primeau’s Report on Nithyananda tape is farfetched The noted Indian Forensic Expert Padma Bhushan Prof Dr P Chandra Sekharanhas commented that “the expert opinion of the American Audio Forensic Expert Edward J Primeau on Nithyananda tape is farfetched” in as much as he could not have had access to the original tape. The original video in tape was made by Nithyananda’s driver Lenin Karuppan aka Dharmananda. This tape only can technically be called original or genuine. All the other copies made out in compact discs (CD) are only duplicates and many multi generated CDs were prepared from the first generation CD. “The electronic gadgets the experts use to examine these CDs will certainly show signs of editing and other inherent defects of reproduction” says Prof Sekharan. Edward was right in saying that the video he had examined (obviously in CDs) are not genuine and authentic. But he has exceeded his limit and passed judgement by saying that ‘the video to be excluded from any factual relevance to the events that appear to be happening’. Wherefrom then the events appear? From wilderness! An expert cannot make inferences. In fact according to Edward’s very own words, I quote “Many times the video evidence being submitted in litigation is good as a standalone exhibit and a video forensic expert is not needed. It is mostly the defense that is guilty of wasting money and complicating a case”. It is indeed very sure that the ‘American Expert as well as our CFSL have examined two different evidence materials and not the same one in this case’ asserts Prof Sekharan Source: Forensic International Learn More

Credentials of Dr. Prof. Chandra Sekharan

Prof Dr P. Chandra Sekharan quoted as the ‘legendary Forensic Science Expert’ by Mr B Raman, of Cabinet Secretariat, New Delhi and Head of the Counter-Terrorism Division of R&AW Prof. Chandra Sekharan is the first and only Forensic Scientist thus far to receive second higher civilian award "Padma Bhushan" from the President of India during the millennium year [2000]. He is the only forensic scientist who was awarded 'Emeritus Fellowship' by the University Grant Commission (UGC), Government of India. He is also the Fellow of American College of Forensic Examiners Institute. Professor P Chandra Sekharan is world renowned Forensic Scientist on whom one of the nation’s top civilian honours – the Padma Bhushan has been conferred upon. During his long and chequered career heading some of the top research institutions that deal with his subject, Professor Sekharan helped solve several major crimes and provided vital leads indicating the nationality of the killers of India’s former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi Fifty five years of experience as the foremost forensic expert in India. His experience includes Consultacy, Teaching, Research and Training in the field of Forensic sciences. Appeared as Expert Witness for Prosecution, Defence as well as Court witness in India, UK, Singapore and Colombo. Conducted several short term courses to law practitioners, scientists and judges. Delivered lectures, key note addresses and presented papers in several national and international seminars, conferences and workshops. Appeared in several TV interviews in Tamil and English. Given several interviews and reports to newspapers and magazines. Specialties Can furnish forensic opinion and analysis in all types of criminal, civil, regulatory and even nonlitigeous matters President Forensics International January 2003 – Present (10 years 7 months) Pro Vice Chancellor & Professor-Director, School of Sciences and Foresic Sciences National Law University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan June 2001 – April 2004 (2 years 11 months) Professor of forensic sciences National Law School of India University, Bangalore

April 1994 – March 2001 (7 years) UGC Emeritus Fellow University of Madras March 1994 – March 1996 (2 years 1 month) UGC Professor in Forensic Engineering Anna University March 1993 – March 1994 (1 year 1 month) Professor- Director Forensic Sciences Dept, Chennai August 1959 – March 1993 (33 years 8 months) Author of ‘The Firt Human Bomb” - In the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, I was handling the entire crime scene examination from the beginning. I reconstructed the scene of the blast with all the minute details and submitted a 100-page report with nearly 100 illustrations and photographs to CBI and the Verma Commission. I had to identify the design of the bomb, the nature and quantity of explosives and steel pellets used, the number of detonators etc. His Contact No. are 094483 63406 and 093677 36822. Professor P Chandra Sekharan can also be contacted by Email at