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CBI gets court nod for Dhruvalt39s polygraph test

05:13 AM Jun 02, 2019 |

OUR STAFF REPORTER Indore

A Special CBI Court on Friday granted permission to conduct polygraph test on BJP MLA Dhruvnarayan Singh in respect of Shehla Masood murder case.

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Advocate Hemant Shukla appearing on behalf of CBI ur

ged Judge Shubhra Singh for granting the permission.

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Prior to this, the CBI had obtained permission to conduct polygraph test on the arrested accused Zahida and Shaqib.

The CBI inquiry is stuck up in the triangular relationship involving Dhruvnarayan, Zahida and slain Masood. When the agency made the application for obtaining permission to conduct polygraph test on MLA Dhruvnarayan, his advocate Pradeep Gupta was present in the court. He, however, did not object to granting of permission and actually consented to the court granting the permission.

Irfan sent on remand The shooter, Irfan, who is involved in the murder and was arrested in Kanpur, was produced in the CBI court in Indore under production warrant. The court remanded him to the custody of CBI until March 16.

It may be recalled that all the accused involved in the case are on remand until March 16.

What is polygraph test?

A polygraph is a lie detector test in which several physiological indices such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and skin conductivity is measured and recorded while a person is asked and answers a series of questions. The belief is that deceptive answers will produce physiological responses that can be differentiated from those associated with non- deceptive answers. The polygraph was invented in 1921 by John Augustus Larson, a medical student at the University of California, Berkeley and a police officer of the Berkeley Police Department in Berkeley, California. The test was listed as greatest inventions in 2003, described as an invention that had profound effect on human life for better or worse. Many members of the scientific community consider polygraphy to be a pseudoscience. Nonetheless, in some countries polygraphs are used as an interrogation tool with criminal suspects or candidates for sensitive public or private sector employment.

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