The FSL conducted the test on request of the city crime branch, which charged Hardik with sedition and "waging war against government" in its FIR last month.
The voice sample of Hardik, who is lodged in Surat jail at present, was collected last month at FSL and the results were declared today. The voice-matching test was needed to verify claims of the crime branch that Hardik's phone interceptions revealed that he had indulged in activities that amount to sedition and waging war against the government.
"Hardik's voice spectrography test showed positive result, as his voice samples matched with the the voice in audio clips of phone interceptions submitted to us by police. We have given our report to the police today," a top FSL official said on condition of anonymity.
The city crime branch had arrested the 22-year-old firebrand Patel leader, after lodging an FIR against him here on October 21. The FIR also named five of his key aides, including Ketan Patel, Dinesh Bambhaniya, Alpesh Kathiriya, Amrish Patel and Chirag Patel. Ketan, Dinesh and Chirag are behind bars at present, while the two others are not yet arrested after High Court's intervention.


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