Two days after a local court permitted a special investigation team (SIT) to conduct polygraph test on the accused and the complainants in the November 28 molestation case aboard a Rohtak bus, the police on Thursday took accused Kuldeep, Deepak and Mohit to forensic science laboratory in New Delhi for the lie-detector examination.
The test records physiological indices such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and skin conductivity, while the subject answers a series of questions. Deputy superintendent of police Yashpal Khatana, who is head of the SIT, has accompanied the accused to the laboratory at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) headquarters.
After complainant sisters Aarti and Pooja; as well as the three accused from Rohtak’s Asan village submitted written consent in court to undergo the polygraph test, the court allowed it. The SIT requested for conducting it at either Madhuban, Karnal, or the CBI headquarters, and got the permission for the latter.
Expressing satisfaction over the polygraph-test decision, Aarti and Pooja told the media on Thursday that they were confident that justice would be done in the case, since the lie-detector test was being conducted in the laboratory of the country’s highest investigation agency.
Attar Singh Panwar, lawyer representing the Sonepat sisters, said the polygraph test on Aarti and Pooja was likely to be performed on December 22. The SIT would submit the results in a sealed envelope.