Najeeb case: Court yet to decide on lie detector test

Najeeb Ahmed case: Delhi Police wants to conduct test on nine students

Published - March 16, 2017 01:08 am IST - New Delhi

Nine JNU students on whom the Delhi Police want to conduct a lie detection test in connection with the Najeeb Ahmed abduction case have opposed the move.

Counsel for the students, Vishwa Bhushan Arya, informed Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Sumit Das at the Patiala House courts that “there is no provision under the Criminal Procedure Code whereby the court of a Magistrate may direct any person to undergo lie detector test or direct him or her to record consent or refusal for it”.

Decision on March 20

The CMM has now reserved his order for March 20. Mr. Arya opposed the Delhi Police’s notice to the students, which sought their presence before a Magistrate for recording their statements as to whether they were willing to undergo a lie detection test.

The Crime Branch had said the lie detection test was required to trace Najeeb Ahmed. The move came after the High Court asked the police to explore other avenues of probe since all other leads failed.

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