Police may carry out brain-mapping or conduct a lie-detector test on him
With former Haryana Minister Gopal Goyal Kanda maintaining a studied silence during interrogation, Delhi Police might have to conduct a lie-detector test or approach the court for permission to carry out brain-mapping to unravel the mystery behind the suicide of former MDLR flight attendant Geetika Sharma.
It is learnt that Mr. Kanda, presently in police custody, has been evading most of the questions being posed to him. Although the police have identified various motives for which pressure was purportedly being brought upon Geetika to rejoin the MDLR group, they are looking for concrete evidence to build an unbroken chain linking the perpetrators to the crime.
On Monday, the police took Mr. Kanda to his Gwal Pahari farmhouse on Gurgaon-Faridabad Road. During questioning, Mr. Kanda purportedly disclosed that he was at Sirsa in Haryana for 10 days before his dramatic surrender at the Ashok Vihar police station.
The police plan to confront Mr. Kanda with his associate and co-accused Aruna Chaddha suffered a temporary setback on Monday when their plea for her custody was rejected by a city court.
Metropolitan Magistrate Vipin Kharb said he was not satisfied with the remand application moved by the police seeking to confront Mr. Kanda with Ms. Chaddha. Sending her her back to judicial custody for a day, the court gave the police the liberty to move a fresh application on Tuesday.
“The prosecution failed to produce documents which show that the accused needs to be confronted with the documents recovered after the arrest of Mr. Kanda,” the Magistrate said. The court pointed out that the case record did not mention any recovery memo or documents which showed the “police has recovered hard discs with respect to the contents” and wanted to confront Ms. Chaddha with it.
“Despite having the opportunity, the police could not show any document that they have recovered the hard discs. Therefore, the application seeking custody is hereby dismissed and the accused is sent to the judicial custody till tomorrow [Tuesday],” the court said.
Additional Public Prosecutor Rajiv Mohan argued that Ms. Chaddha was required to be confronted with Mr. Kanda as documents, including e-mails, text messages and call detail records, showed her alleged involvement in instigating Geetika to commit suicide. Mr. Mohan had claimed that hard discs, and some other papers were recovered after Mr. Kanda’s arrest.