CBI Gets Nod For Ninhydrin Test On Viveka's Letter

HYDERABAD: The CBI on Wednesday got the nod from the CBI court, Hyderabad, to proceed further in conducting ninhydrin test on the letter written by Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy, before his death.

The chemical test will help the investigation agency to find out the fingerprints of the culprits, who were present at the crime scene in murder of Vivekananda Reddy.

Earlier, the CBI sent the letter to CFSL at Delhi on February 11, 2021 as to find out whether the letter was written by the deceased or not.

The CFSL already made it clear that the said letter had been written by Vivekananda Reddy, under pressure but the CFSL did not agree to conduct the test when the CBI asked it to identify fingerprints on the letter. The CFSL afraid that the letter would be further damaged, if the ninhydrin solution applied on the fingerprints. The CFSL said that ink on the letter would be faded out, if it sprays the ninhydrin solution on the letter.

But, CBI was firm to conduct the test, because ninhydrin helps to trace out the fingerprints as the solution reacts to amino acids of each fingerprint.

CBI asked the court to allow colour xerox instead of original letter in the records.

The accused persons in the Vivekananda Reddy murder case have objected to the CBI petition.

CBI said that the fingerprints on the letter should be compared with the fingerprints of the suspects.

On Wednesday, the CBI court allowed the request of CBI to go forward with the test.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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