As a prelude to establishing Truth Labs, a national seminar was conducted at Hyderabad on 2nd October 2007 presided over by Hon'ble Justice M. Jagannadha Rao, Chairman, Law Commission of ndia and keynote address by Dr. Palle Rama Rao, Former Secretary, Dept. of S&T, GOI and Distinguished Scientist, DRDO. Dr. Gandhi P C Kaza, Chairman, Truth Labs presented his views on the need for independent forensic science laboratory which was unanimously approved by police, judiciary, advocates and forensic community.
At the inauguration of Crime Stoppers, an initiative started as a prelude to Truth Labs on 12th March 2007. Hon'ble Justice G. S. Singhvi, the then Chief Justice, Andhra Pradesh High Court and Hon'ble Justice M. Jagannadha Rao, Chairman, Law Commission of India lighting the lamp after garlanding the photo of Mahatma Gandhi while UNODC Chief of India, Mr. Gary Lewis is seen in the picture.
Dr. Gandhi P C Kaza, Chairman, Truth Labs with Justice V. S. Malimath, Former Chief Justice, Kerala & Karnataka High Courts and Chairman, Criminal Justice Reforms Committee, Dr. K Koshy, IPS, the then Director General, BPR&D, MHA,, Dr. Ajai Kumar Singh, IPS (Retd.), Former DGP, Karnataka and Dr. Samuel Paul, Former Director, lIM, Bangalore at a seminar organized by Crime Stoppers on 11th July 2008 in the auditorium of DGP office, Bangalore.
Inauguration of Truth Labs at Delhi on 26th August 2009 by Sri. P Chidambaram, the then Union Home Minister, Justice A. P. Shah, the then ChiefJustice, Delhi High Court, Justice M. N. Venkatachalaiah, Former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India along with Dr. Gandhi PC Kaza, Chairman, Truth Labs.
Inauguration of Truth Labs at Chennai on 10th July 2010 by Dr. A PJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India along with Justice, M. Y. Eqbal, the then Chief Justice, Madras High Court, Mrs. Ranjanna Kumar, Former CVC, Dr. R. K. Raghavan, IPS (Retd.), Former Director, CBI, Mr. Kamal Kumar, IPS (Retd.), Former Director, NPA along with Dr. Gandhi P. C. Kaza, Chairman, Truth Labs.
Truth Labs started in Bangalore commencing operations from its office centrally located in Manipal Centre after a formal inauguration by Justice MN Venkatachalaiah, Former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India.
Spurred on the demand from the commercial capital of India, the 5th Regional Office of Truth Labs was opened in Mumbai, formally inaugurated in presence of eminent police officers and forensic scientists of the state.
Truth Labs organized a launch of Forensic Analytical Report on Piracy and Counterfeit Software: Emerging Risks and Threats to Public Safety and National Security, a Collaborative Project of Truth Labs &Microsoft, India at Delhi on 23rd July 2014. The report was launched by Dr. Gulshan Rai, Director General, CERT In, in the presence of Dr. Gandhi Kaza, Founder Chaiman, Truth Labs and other eminent dignitaries in Delhi. The report was commissioned by Microsoft India.
Dr. Gandhi P C Kaza, Chairman, Truth Labs along with Principal Secretary, Home, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Mrs. Archana Arora, IAS and Dr. R K Sarin, Director, Delhi FSL.
Dr. Gandhi PC Kaza, Chairman, Truth Labs has addressed vigilance, security, law enforcement and other allied professionals from government, financial,corporate, commercialandtrade organizations across the country organized by ICc, ASIS International, FICCi, cil etc. In the picture, Dr. Gandhi is seen with other dignitaries at the Homeland Security Conference held in Delhi organized by FICCI in 2014.
Justice M. N. Venkatachalaiah, Founder and Chief Patron of Truth Labs, Former Chief Justice, Supreme Courtdelivering the Foundation Day lecture on the 8th Foundation Day Celebrations at Hyderabad on 2nd October 2015 themed 'Satyameva Jayate". Also seen in the picture are Justice M. Jagannadha Rao Hon'ble Chairman, Law Commission of India, Dr. Palle Rama Rao, Former Secretary, Dept. of S&T, Govt. of India and Dr. Gandhi P C Kaza, Chairman, Truth Labs.
In combating tech based cyber crimes, Truth Labs has collaborated Microsoft to carry out nationwide awareness program as a part of capacity building exercise for the police officers of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Delhi, NIA, NCRB, NICFS, Enforcement Directorate, Economic offences Wing.
One such workshop organized in Delhi on 20th June 2016 on HANDLING voIP BASED CYBER CRIMES inaugurated by Dr. Gulshan Rai, National Cyber Security Coordinator, PMO along with Mr. N R Wasan, IPS (Retd.) Former DG, BPR&D, Ms. Betsy Broder from FTC, Washington DC, USA, Mr. Narendra Nath, Dy. Director General, DOT, GOI, Mr. Pawan Duggal, Advocate, Supreme Court of india, Dr. Gandhi P. C. Kaza, Chairman, Truth Labs and Mr. U. Ram Mohan, SP(CID), Cyber Cell, Hyderabad for more than 85 officers from various police departments including 60 from Delhi Police, 3 from Gurgaon Police, 6 from UP Police, 6 from NIA and6 from NTRO.
Besides judiciary and police, Truth Labs training initiatives also include orientation to forensic science for officers of various banks including IBA, RBI, State Bank of lIndia as well as for insurance officers at National Insurance Academy, ICICI Lombard GICL, Reliance GICL and various universities and colleges across the country. One of the cyber security awareness program organized for the senior officers of SB at Corporate Training Centre, SBI, Nariman Point, Mumbai. Seen in the picture are Mr. P. Pradeep Kumar, the then Managing Director& GE Corporate Banking, SBI, Mr. G. Gopalakrishna, the then Director, CAFRAL& Former Executive Director, RBI, Mr. Debashish Sarkar, the then Chief General Manager SBI and Dr. Gandhi P. C. Kaza, Chairman, Truth Labs
Dr. Manjula Chellur, the then Chief Justice, Mumbai High Court inaugurating the Cyber Security workshop at Maharashtra Judicial Academy attended by more than 400 judicial and prosecution officers of Maharashtra state. Truth Labs have conducted more than 50 forensic science orientation programs for more than 3000 judicial officers in judicial academies of Delhi, Maharas htra, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and many other states.
In order to have its presence in all the metropolitan cities of India and to cater to the needs of eastern parts of the country, the 6th Regional office of Truth Labs was inaugurated at Kolkata in the presence of well known prosecutors, forensic scientists, medical experts and forensic accounting specialists of the city.
Decennial celebrations were organized with Foundation Day Event on 21st October, 2017 at Bangalore where Justice Sri M. N. Venkatachaliah, Former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India delivered the Foundation Day Lecture and Justice Sri Santosh Hegde, Former Lokayukta and Supreme Court Judge delivered the Keynote Address. Also seen are Sri Rupak Kumar Dutta, IPS, Director General of Police, Sri R. Srikumar, IPS (Retd.), Former Vigilance Commissioner, Former DGP, Karnataka, Dr. Ajai Kumar Singh, IPS (Retd.), Former DGP & IGP, Karnataka, Sri Vepa Kamesam, Former Deputy Governor, RBI and Sri P. C. James, Former Chair Professor, National Insurance Academy.
10th Foundation Day celebrations at Delhi presided over by Mr. Madhabushi Sridhar, Information Commissioner, IC, GOI, Judge Arun Arya, Principal Judge, Saket Court, Delhi, Mr. N R Wasan, IPS (Retd.), Former DG, BPR&D, MHA, Mr. Vijay Kumar, IPS (Retd.), Former DG, CRPF, Mr. N Dilip Kumar, IPS (Retd.), Former DG, NCRB, Mr. Kamal Kumar, IPs (Retd.), Former Director, NPA, Mr. Ramavtar Yadav, IPs (Retd.), Former Director, NCRB and Mr. Vivek Sood, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court.
Chief Guest, Dr. C. Rangarajan, Former Governor, RBI & Former Chairman, Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council; Justice Mr. S. Nagamuthu, Former Judge, Madras High Court; Dr. R. Nartraj, IPS (Retd.), Former DGP, Tamil Nadu & Currently MLA; Mr. K. Saleem Ali, IPS (Retd.), Former Special Director, CBI; and Dr. Gandhi PC Kaza; Chairman, Truth Labs at the get together on 16th December, 2017 at Chennai
Dr. Gandhi P C Kaza, currently the Advisor to the Government of Andhra Pradesh on Forensics &Alied Police Support Services, Government of West Bengal on Home, Forensic Science Services and also JaK Government on Forensic Services, recently presented with a prestigious Pinnameneni Award by a highly reputed social organization at Vijayawada on 16th December 2018 by Dr. G N Rao, Chairman, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute and Dr. C. Nageswara Rao, Managing Trustee, Dr. Pinnamaneni and Smt. Seethadevi Foundation & DG, Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada.
Dr. Gandhi PC Kaza, Chairman, Truth Labs exchanging copy of the MoU signed between Truth Labs and Haryana State Government Forensic Science Laboratory on 15th August 2019 with the Addl. Director General of Police, Haryana, Mr. Srikant Jadhav, IPS at his office.
12th Foundation Day Lecture was delivered by Justice Jasti Chalameswar on 8th November 2019 on the theme "Society Science and Law "at Administrative College of India Hyderabad and seen in the picture are Chairnman, Truth Labs, Dr. Gandhi P. C. Kaza and Former Law Commission of India, Chairman Justice M. Jagannadha Rao and Sri. M. N. Sarma, Secretary General, General Insurance Council of India Mumbai.
Dr. Gandhi receiving ASTC Award towards professional excellence on 29th February, 2020 at Birla Planetarium
TRUTH LABS AT A GLANCE
Truth Labs being the first independent forensic science laboratory in India has successfully completed 14 years of service operating from six metropolitan cities, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad reporting over 15,000 cases referred by 6 High Courts, Sessions and Subordinate Courts of over 15 states, major Central Police Agencies & State Police organizations of over 18 states besides Central and State Govt. Depts., Banks, Insurance Companies, Lawyers & Law Firms, Corporates & MNCs and Common People from 25 states across the country. About 50 percent of the cases referred to Truth Labs come from Courts, Police, and Government Departments showing the reputation enjoyed by Truth Labs across India.
By virtue of the credibility of Truth Labs amongst the police, courts, government and other enforcement agencies, MoUs have been signed with the Govt. of NCT of Delhi and Govt. of Haryana through the respective State FSLs for examination and reporting of cases by the Experts of Truth Labs. The Home Department of Govt. of West Bengal have also issued orders for utilization of services of Truth Labs for DNA Profiling in a large number of cases involving unidentified dead bodies.
In view of the reliability and dependability of reports furnished by the experts of Truth Labs who have given expert testimony in more than 6,000 cases in courts across the country, Circulars and Standing Orders were issued by the DGP, Karnataka, Commissioners of Police, Delhi and Kolkata besides the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, advising the concerned police
and judicial officers to approach Truth Labs and based on which thousands of cases have been received and reported.
Even during the COVID-19 lockdown period, Truth Labs has undertaken examination of several cases and successfully analyzed and furnished reports through FORENSIC ON-LINE SERVICES.
Truth Labs currently offers forensic services supplementing the services of Central and State FSL’s offering quality forensic services in a prompt manner with professional excellence to the complete satisfaction of people and Government agencies.
The Expert Board of Truth Labs is headed by Former IGP & Director, APFSL, Hyderabad and consists of
MoUs have been signed with the Govt. of NCT of Delhi in 2014 and Government of Haryana in 2019 for examination and reporting to cases of Questioned Documents by the Experts of Truth Labs to clear the backlog of cases pending at Delhi and Haryana State FSLs. Circulars and Standing Orders were issued by DGP Karnataka vide No.dated 07.06.2011), Order of the Commissioner of Police, Delhi vide No. SC/DCP/C&R(DA-1) dated
19.06.2009, Delhi Police Standing Order No. 219/10, Kolkata Home & Hills Department Order No. 738-Sanction/HP/BMC/14M-275/17 dated 28.08.2017 and 1193- Sanction/HP/BMC/14M-275/17 dated 06.12.2018, High Court of Andhra Pradesh Order vide ROC No. 404/SO/2019 dated 06.09.2019, advising their officers to approach Truth Labs and
for the past ten years more than 5,000 cases have been successfully reported by Truth Labs besides other urgent, important and sensitive cases.
MoUs have also been signed with Microsoft for undertaking research, training and analysis involving Cyber Forensics and other computer related research and training programs besides starting with a PG Diploma Course in Criminal Justice & Forensic Science at University of Hyderabad in 2009, Banaras Hindu University in 2014 for Master Degree Course in Forensic Science and now introduced PG Diploma Course in Criminology, Criminal Law and Forensic Science at NALSAR in 2019 and with ICFAI Law University in 2021 for both academic courses and short-term training modules.
Also, a large number of training courses have been conducted in the State Police Academies, State Judicial Academies, National Private and Foreign Banks and National Insurance Academy and companies like HAL, Bangalore for more than 3000 judicial, police, bank, insurance and other officers from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. MOUs also signed with CCMB, IICT, BPR&D, etc. for undertaking scientific analysis and organizing training programs.
During the last 14 years, Truth Labs has offered a wide range of forensic services such as examination of Questioned Documents, Fingerprints, DNA Analysis, Cyber Forensics, Multimedia Forensics, Polygraph, Incident Investigations, Investigation of Financial Frauds and Suspicious Insurance Claims etc., in more than 15,000 cases referred by various agencies which includes
Courts including 5 High Courts, as well as Sessions & Subordinate Courts of more than over
Police including CBI, NIA, CRPF, NCRB, CPOs and City, District Police, CID, EOW etc.,
of more than 15 States;
Over 40 Banks including public, private and foreign Banks;
Over 20 Insurance Companies including public, private and foreign Insurance Cos.;
Over 300 Central and State Government Departments & PSUs;
Corporates and MNCs, Law firms, Universities, Hospitals, etc., and
Individuals from over 25 States across India and abroad.
All the Experts of Truth Labs were the Former Directors / Heads of Departments of various Central and State FSLs in India. As such they were all recruited, trained, recognized, accredited as legally valid experts as per Section 45 of Indian Evidence Act and 293 Cr.P.C. All of them even after retirement continue to get summons from the courts all over India to give expert testimony relating to the opinions given while in service and as such they continue to be legally valid experts whose opinions are admissible in the courts of law. Therefore, the opinions given by these experts in the present capacity as experts of Truth Labs are valid and admissible in the courts of law and hence many courts across the country are referring the cases and calling them for deposing their expert testimony. All these Experts have rendered expert testimony in more than 5000 cases across India in last 14 years in the High Courts, Tribunals, Courts of CBI, Military, DRT and Sessions and Subordinate Courts more than 20 States in India, Special Court, CBI Delhi as well as Metropolitan Court London, and Supreme Court of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
cases of digital and cyber forensics handled
Public, Private and Foreign Banks and NBFCs served
Law Firms utilised the services
field investigations carried out in India and abroad
States’ Police units utilising services
cases of questioned documents examined and reported
Formers Heads of Central and State FSLs constitute the Expert Board
years of ISO 9001:2015 standard quality services rendered
Central & State Govt. Deptt. and PSUs sought the services
cases Expert testimony in Courts across India given
Public & Private Sector Insurance Companies utilise services regularly
public exchequer money saved by detecting frauds
Corporate and MNCs referred cases
Senior Advocates of Supreme & High Courts of India referred cases
cases handled during 12 years .
offices in metropolitan cities of India
young post graduate scientists support the Experts
State level Courts of India referred cases
states’ Citizens sought forensic services rendered
forensic analytical and field investigation services under one roof
High Courts referred cases directly