The controversy over the letters Indian MPs wrote to U.S. President Barack Obama, urging him to deny Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi a visa, has taken a new turn, with a forensic document examiner in California certifying that their signatures are “original and authentic” and not a cut-and-paste job as alleged.

“Using accepted principles and methods of forensic examination, it is my opinion that the Q1-Q3 document (three pages of the Rajya Sabha members’ letter) was created in a single event, and the signatures found upon it are original/authentic wet ink signatures,” said a report of a forensic examination.

A similar finding was made in respect of the letter from Lok Sabha members. The forensic examination of the handwritings on the two letters, dated November 26 and December 5 last year, was conducted by Nanette M Barto. — PTI

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