Delhi police moves plea for seeking nod for polygraph on Aaftab

21 November, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma

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The Delhi police have petitioned a lower court for permission to perform a polygraph test on Aaftab Amin Poonawala, the accused in the murder of Shraddha Walker.

The Delhi police have petitioned a lower court for permission to perform a polygraph test on Aaftab Amin Poonawala, the accused in the murder of Shraddha Walker.

Police had previously stated that Aaftab, who admitted to murdering his live-in spouse and slicing her body into 35 pieces, was giving false answers to questioning. Saket Court Metropolitan Magistrate Aviral Shukla forwarded the case to Magistrate Vijayshree Rathore, who had previously given permission for a narco analysis test on Aftab.

The plea is expected to be heard by the court on Tuesday.

Aaftab is expected to appear in court when his five-day police detention period expires, according to sources.

The Delhi police had previously claimed in court that Aftab was providing false information and misled the probe.

The Delhi police have asked a lower court for permission to conduct a polygraph test on Aaftab Amin Poonawala, the accused in Shraddha Walker’s murder.

Police had earlier indicated that Aaftab, who admitted to killing his live-in wife and chopping her body into 35 pieces, was providing fake replies when questioned. Saket Court Metropolitan Magistrate Aviral Shukla sent the matter to Magistrate Vijayshree Rathore, who had earlier granted permission for Aftab to undergo a narco analysis test.

The court is due to hear the plea on Tuesday.

According to reports, Aaftab is anticipated to appear in court after his five-day police custody period finishes.

The Delhi police had earlier argued in court that Aftab was supplying misleading information and leading the investigation astray.

“The FSL, Rohini is directed to allow the IO to conduct a Narco Analysis Test of the accused within five days from today,” the court had said on Thursday.

During the proceedings, the accused was explained the meaning of the narco analysis test and its consequences. He was further informed that since he was not physically produced before the court and his consent for the test was being sought through video conferencing, his consent would be recorded through the legal-aid counsel appointed on his behalf, Harshit Sagar, on November 14.