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Masood murder: BJP MLA to undergo lie-detection test

india Updated: Mar 09, 2012 21:45 IST

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After being questioned and his official house searched, BJP MLA Dhruv Narayan Singh will now be subjected to a lie-detection test by CBI in the RTI activist Shehla Masood murder case with a special CBI court today giving the green signal.

Special CBI magistrate Dr Shubra Singh gave the permission after the agency sought the court's approval to conduct polygraph test on all suspects including architect Zahida Parvez, Saquib Ali, Saba Farooqui and Dhruv Narayan Singh in connection with the murder case.

Singh gave his consent before the court today to undergo the polygraph test, CBI sources said.

The court has already permitted polygraph tests on three other suspects -- Parvez, Ali and Farooqui.

Dhruv Narayan represents Bhopal Central constituency.

CBI had earlier questioned him for nearly six hours at its Bhopal office, and also searched his official residence.

It suspects that Parvez hired the other accused to kill Masood out of jealousy, as she believed that Masood was getting too close to Narayan.

The agency, meanwhile, produced today another accused Irfan before the court, which remanded him to the CBI custody up to March 16.

Irfan was brought here by the Uttar Pradesh police on a production warrant and was produced in the court of Shubra Singh, after he was formally arrested under section 302 (murder) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) in the Masood case, said CBI lawyer Hemant Shukla.

The central agency had sought his custody for interrogation.

While granting Irfan's custody to the CBI, the court directed it not to "torture" the accused, while the latter was directed to cooperate with investigation. The court also directed the CBI to get him medically examined and submit the report.