Confirms forensic lab refusing to conduct narco test
Lab refusal may be in view of Supreme Court judgment, he says
He says Uma group chief trying for out-of-court settlement
VIJAYAWADA: Authorities of the Forensic Science Laboratory at Ahmedabad have refused to conduct narco-analysis test on P. Venkata Rao Goud and Morla Srinivasa Rao, the accused in the murder of 10-year-old Palagani Naga Vaishnavi. Though the authorities conducted fitness tests and psychiatry tests on the accused and recorded their statements, they were reluctant to conduct the narco test.
Confirming this at a press conference on Saturday, Commissioner of Police P.S.R. Anjaneyulu said that the authorities did not give any reason for their refusal to conduct the test, but it could be on account of the judgement given by the Supreme Court that narco test, polygraph test and brain mapping could not be conducted on any person without his or her consent.
Mr. Anjaneyulu also confirmed that the forensic authorities had expressed their helplessness to establish that the mortal remains they had tested were of Naga Vaishnavi, as the body was burnt in the furnace at a very high temperature. The Commissioner, however, exuded confidence about taking forward the investigation into the murder case to its logical end.
To a question on attachment of properties of the city-based Vuma group of companies that downed its shutters after collecting huge deposits from the public, Mr. Anjaneyulu said that chairman of the group, K. Uma Maheswarudu, was seeking the court's permission to arrive at an ‘out-of-the-court settlement' with all the depositors by liquidating his properties. “We are ready to assist the process once an approval from the court comes,” he said.
On pharmacy student Ayesha Meera's murder case, the Commissioner said that the police had nothing to do with the health condition of the accused P. Satyam Babu, as he was in judicial custody.