Never ordered lie detector tests on suspects, says HC

14 Février, 2017, 01:23 | Auteur: Edgar Lajoie
  • Missing JNU student Najeeb's mother stages protest in Lucknow

The Delhi High Court on Friday said that it had asked the city police to explore methods like lie-detector tests for those who are connected with the disappearance of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmed, as all other leads have failed to yield any result so far. Almost four months have gone by and none of the leads are going anywhere. "Something should have come out, even if something worse has happened, it should have come out by now", the court said.

On Monday, Najeeb's family said they wanted some other agency to probe the matter as they had no faith in the Delhi Police.

They said if the police continues to probe the matter, every month it will come with some new story.

On February 10, the Delhi Police was thrashed by the Delhi High Court over their slow progress in the case of Najeeb Ahmed.

The High Court was hearing an application by one of the nine students, who are suspects in the case, seeking recall of the High Court's order dated 14th December and 22nd December 2016.

The latest order comes despite the fact that information gained from brain mapping, narco analysis and lie detector (polygraph) tests are not acceptable in Indian courts.

The bench, thereafter, said it was neither monitoring the probe, nor has it directed that lie-detector test be carried out on anyone and it was the domain of the police to decide the manner in which investigation has to be carried out.

Delhi Police, represented by senior standing counsel Rahul Mehra, told the court "they (students) can frustrate our probe, but we too are not helpless".

The court told the student's lawyer that if his client does not want to undergo the test, he can refuse to do so. Teams were sent to both places.

Najeeb, 27, has been missing since October 15 past year, following an altercation with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) students at his hostel the night before.

On Saturday, Fatima had made an emotional appeal to the student fraternity to help find her son.