February 16, 2016 4:36:44 am
AN ABOHAR court has ordered that polygraph tests be conducted on SAD leader and liquor baron, Shiv Lal Doda, and his nephew, Amit Doda, for the murder of a Dalit at the former’s farmhouse in the district in December last year.
The court will decide on the date of the polygraph test on February 16.
Another accused, Harpreet Singh Harry, was produced in court on Monday and refused to undergo the polygraph test.
As per a Supreme Court ruling, narco-analysis, polygraph and brain-mapping tests cannot be conducted on an accused or a suspect without their consent.
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Kaushalaya Devi, the mother of victim Bheem Taank, has meanwhile submitted a plea in court demanding narco-analysis be conducted on all the accused.
Bheem Tank was found mutilated in Amit Doda’s farmhouse last year.
The local court deferred its ruling on this petition to February 16. Apart from this, Kapoor Chand Taank, Bheem Taank’s father, met Raj Kumar Verka, chairman of the national SC/ ST Commission, and alleged that Shiv Lal Doda, who has been shifted to the Fazilka civil hospital, was being provided ‘extra comfort’. Verka stated that he will seek a report from administration and police department regarding this.
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