Malegaon case: Brain mapping on accused in Guj
Brain mapping and polygraph tests on the nine accused in the 2006 Malegaon blast case will be conducted in Gujarat, sources have reported.mumbai Updated: Aug 28, 2011 11:06 IST
Brain mapping and polygraph tests on the nine accused in the 2006 Malegaon blast case will be conducted in Gujarat, sources have reported.
The accused have been taken to Gujarat after the special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court approved the schedule submitted by the National Investigating Agency (NIA).
Sources said the accused were taken to the Directorate of Forensic Sciences in Gandhinagar on August 23 in different batches to facilitate the tests. They said that it would take a month's time to complete the examination.
Earlier, the NIA had moved an application in the special MCOCA court for conducting these tests after nine accused in the case gave their consent.
The NIA had said that it sought tests as some new facts had come into light.
The Malegaon 2006 blasts took place near the Hamidia Mosque in the Bada Kabristanat around 1:15 PM on September 8, 2006, after the prayers of the Shab-e-Barat. It killed 37 people and injured more than 100.
The police arrested nine accused - Salman Farsi, Shabir Ahmed, Noorulhuda Doha, Rais Ahmed, Mohammed Ali, Asif Khan, Javed Sheikh, Dr Faroogue Ansari and Abrar Ahmed- for their alleged involvement in the blast.
In December 2006, the case was handed over to the CBI and later NIA took over the probe.