Police moved to court for brain mapping test

Updated on May 14, 2007 11:49 PM IST
The defence counsels of two hardcore Naxalites seeks the reasons on the proposal for Narco-analysis test and brain-mapping, reports Pradip Kumar Maitra.
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None | ByPradip Kumar Maitra, Nagpur

The defence counsels of two hardcore Naxalites Arun Ferreira and Murali arrested recently, sought the reasons on the proposal for Narco-analysis test and brain-mapping, submitted by Nagpur Police in the court in Nagpur on Monday.

The city police have said that it was essential for conduct Narco-analysis and other tests in view of their anti-national and violent activities and filed an application seeking the court’s permission on it.

Police pointed out that interrogation of Mumbai-based naxalite, Ferreira was a challenge for them since he was a hardcore ultra-leftist and hardly disclosed anything to police.

The Bandra resident is proficient in computers and was the in-charge of propaganda and communication network of CPI (Maoist).

There is a scope for a huge investigation into Ferreira and Murali’s links with the top-ranking naxalite leaders of the CPI (Maoist) spanning Border States and their role in the organisation.

The local police are also trying to asses the other details of Mumbai-based naxalite. Pamphlets and naxalite literatures were seized from him during the arrest and his Bandra home, too, are under the scanner.

According to police, pen-drive that recovered from Ferreira, contained sensitive information about possible targets and various recent anti-establishment strategies. A dairy has also been recovered from them. The dairy contained details about names of police officials, targeted by them and other vital information about their plans.

However, the Defence counsels pointed out that they have not received the reasons and proposals of the police for doing such tests. After hearing both the sides, the Court granted time to the Defence lawyers to file reply by May 16 next.

Ferreira, the top naxalite Murali and two others were arrested at Nagpur when they were trying to hold a secret meeting at Deekshabhoomi on May 8. The four have been remanded to police custody till May 16.

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