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Delhi gangrape: cops seek dismissal of plea for polygraph test

PTI  New Delhi, April 30, 2013
First Published: 23:50 IST(30/4/2013) | Last Updated: 23:51 IST(30/4/2013)

Delhi Police on Tuesday sought the dismissal of a plea by one of the December 16 gangrape accused seeking permission of the special court to undergo a lie detector test.


The police said the result of a lie-detector test was “inadmissible evidence” even when done with “consent”.

Special public prosecutor Dayan Krishnan, in his reply to the application before additional sessions judge Yogesh Khanna, said the application filed by accused Vinay Sharma seeking administration of a polygraph test deserved to be dismissed.

“A polygraph test is investigative and this court is in the midst of a trial wherein 68 witnesses have been examined till date. It is further to be noted that a polygraph test is per se inadmissible even when it is done voluntarily and with the consent of the accused,” Krishnan said in a two-page reply.

The application added that the court may be pleased to dismiss the application which sought to introduce evidence that was wholly inadmissible and which was also merely in the nature of an investigation,” the prosecutor said.

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