Mohammad Ajmeri Shaikh, arrested for his alleged involvement in the rape and murder of a minor girl in suburban Kurla, on Tuesday underwent narco-analysis test at Nagpada police hospital in south Mumbai, police said.
“We have conducted narco-analysis test on Shaikh. It lasted for nearly two hours,” a senior police official said on condition of anonymity.
He refused to divulge details, such as how many questions were posed, how the accused reacted to the probes etc.
However, Shaikh’s lawyer Prakash Wagh claimed that his client appeared very confident while answering the questions although he could not hear the questions put to him.
“He did not hesitate to answer. The results of the test would be produced before Vikhroli court in a week time,” Mr. Wagh told PTI.
Although granted bail, Shaikh has not been released as he has failed to furnish the directed surety for his bail.
The Vikhroli Magistrate’s court last week granted permission for the scientific test but said it must be conducted in the lawyer’s presence.
Ajmeri (29), an autorickshaw driver, was arrested on March 9 in connection with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl, whose body was found on a terrace in the police quarters at Nehru Nagar.