Aftab Poonawalla, accused in the Shraddha Walkar killing case, on Thursday underwent a narco analysis test at the Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital, officials said.
Sources said that Aftab was brought from the Tihar jail to the hospital premises around 8.40 a.m, where the narco test went on till around 10 a.m., following which he was kept under observation. Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Sagar Preet Hooda said that the process of narco test had been completed.
“A team including a psychologist from the forensic lab in Rohini, a photo expert and doctors from the Ambedkar Hospital were present during the narco test,” said Assistant Director (FSL Rohini) Sanjeev Gupta.
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Before the narco test, Aftab was made to write in detail on a consent form, which was read out to him by the FSL team before the procedure. “A post-narco test will be also be carried out where the answers given by Aftab in the polygraph and the narco test will be analysed, for which he will be brought to FSL,” a source said.
The Supreme Court had ruled that narco-analysis, polygraph and brain mapping tests could not be conducted without obtaining the consent of the accused person.
Police had earlier conducted five rounds of the polygraph test on Aftab at the FSL Rohini. They had sought permission to subject Aftab to the polygraph and the narco test on the grounds that “he was misleading the police”.
Police had recovered several pieces of bones from the Mehrauli forest which they had sent to the FSL for further authentication. Aftab is currently under a 13-day judicial custody.