The Delhi High Court on Thursday restrained the city police from conducting narco analysis test on top Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy.
Justice Indermeet Kaur stayed the trial court’s order which had on October 31 allowed conduct of the test on the 63-year-old top Maoist leader.
The court passed the order after Ghandy’s counsel Rebecca M John submitted that until and unless Constitutional validity of narco test is decided by the Supreme Court,an accused cannot be forced to undergo such a test.
She submitted that the Supreme Court has been consistently denying such a test on accused in view of the pending case before it in which a Constitution bench has reserved its order.
The High Court also issued notice to the police and directed it to file a status report by December 14.
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