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Anchor murder in Mumbai: Polygraph test was done sans accused’s consent, says defence

The defence has also claimed that the test was conducted without the magistrate’s order.

mumbai Updated: Feb 14, 2018 01:30 IST
Farhan Shaikh
Farhan Shaikh
Hindustan Times
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Arpita Tiwari

The defence for accused Amit Kumar Hazra in the anchor Arpita Tiwari murder case on Tuesday claimed before the sessions court that his polygraph test was conducted without his consent.

BD Hatkar, advocate for Hazra, argued, “The polygraph test was conducted without a magistrate’s order, even before Hazra was arrested. The fact that they did not take his consent for the test, leads to a violation of his fundamental right.”

The prosecution quipped “If it is a violation of fundamental right, you can approach the high court.”

The defence argued that the FIR filed by Tiwari’s father Triveninath does not mention the names of the accused and is against an unidentified person. There is also no witness to prove Hazra’s involvement, the defence submitted. Medical reports have ruled out sexual assault. The prosecution claims that this is a case of a love triangle. Public prosecutor KY Salunkhe said, “Investigation has established that it is not a case of suicide.”

First Published: Feb 14, 2018 01:02 IST