A Delhi court on Wednesday rejected the bail petition of top Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy and directed the AIIMS to find out whether he is medically fit to undergo a narco-analysis test as requested by the police.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja directed the Medical Superintendent of the premier institute to constitute a medical board to ascertain the health condition of Ghandy and asked him to file a report in the court in this regard by October 29.
The court passed the order after Ghandy’s lawyer strongly opposed the plea of the Delhi police for conducting narco-analysis test on him on the ground that he was suffering from heart disease and can not withstand such a test.
The Delhi police had on Tuesday moved the application for conduct of narco-analysis test on Ghandy arguing that they could not extract “all useful” information due to his non-cooperation despite using all scientific methods during the interrogation.
Rebecca M. John, the counsel for the accused, also contended that consent of the accused in conducting such tests should be mandatory and said that the issue of whether consent of the accused was necessary for such a test is still pending in the Supreme Court.