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Accused duo back in Delhi

The duo underwent polygraph tests, brain-mapping and narco-analyses at the FSL, reports Rathin Das, Sobhana K and Abhishek Bhalla.

india Updated: Jan 11, 2007 06:09 IST

Moninder Singh Pandher and his servant Surender Koli were flown back to Delhi on Wednesday evening after a daylong medical check-up at the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in Gandhinagar.

The two were driven directly to the airport late in the evening under heavy security,  followed by television crews.

The duo, who underwent polygraph tests, brain-mapping and narco-analyses at the FSL here during the last five days, were under observation for the day to rule out any complications arising out of the narcoanalysis conducted under controlled sedation.

No psychological tests were conducted on them on Wednesday, FSL sources clarified.  FSL director Dr JMVyas did not disclose any information about the results of the three tests conducted on the accused since Friday. He said the reports would be sent directly to the Noida court in a few days.

Meanwhile, a local Noida court on Wednesday extended the police remand of Pandher and Koli.

Chief judicial magistrate Shamsher Khan extended the police remand of the duo after the police moved an application stating that doctors at the Directorate of Forensic Science (DFS) in Gujarat's Gandhinagar had asked for more time to complete tests on them. Pandher and Koli are expected to be produced in court on January 12.

The 10-day remand of the two accused ended on Wednesday but they were not produced in court. “If there is a sound reason, remand can be extended without producing the accused in the court. The police has not decided as yet whether to ask for an extension beyond Friday,” said public prosecutor A.K. Sharma.

The court had earlier extended the police remand by 10 days on January 1 when the police had asked for more time to interrogate the two as none of the torso bones of the people killed had been found.

Email Abhishek Bhalla: abhishek.bhalla@hindustantimes.com

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