A local court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on the application moved by the police seeking permission to conduct the lie-detection test on a woman suspect in Sippy murder case to January 8 after she requested for time to file a reply.
The suspect is the daughter of a judge of Punjab and Haryana high court.
The summons were received by the suspect and her counsel on Tuesday sought more time to file a reply.
On December 14, the court had issued a notice to the judge’s daughter to appear before it on December 22 in connection with the murder of corporate lawyer Sippy Sidhu, 36, who was found dead in a Sector-27 park on September 20. She is one of the suspects in the case.
The consent of a suspect or an accused is essential for the lie-detection test according to the guidelines of the Supreme Court.
The family of the victim had been holding protests and candlelight processions against the police’s failure to crack the case.The family members have been alleging that the suspect’s family members were influencing the police investigation.