CBI application in court for conducting tests on blast accused
The CBI today sought court`s permission for conducting polygraph and narco-analysis tests on Devender Gupta and Lokesh Sharma, accused in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case.
Hyderabad: The CBI today sought court`s
permission for conducting polygraph and narco-analysis tests
on Devender Gupta and Lokesh Sharma, accused in the 2007 Mecca
Masjid blast case.
The agency filed an application before the metropolitan
court seeking its permission for subjecting Gupta and Sharma,
both allegedly linked to RSS, to the scientific tests.
The duo is presently under judicial custody at the
Chanchalguda Central Prison here till July 14.
CBI has so far named five persons (all allegedly having
links with the RSS) as accused in the case and brought the
two, who are also suspects in the Ajmer Dargah blast, to
Hyderabad on June 17 as part of the investigation into the
A cell phone-triggered pipe bomb placed inside the Mecca
Masjid during Friday prayers on May 18, 2007, had claimed nine
Clashes erupted after the blast, in which five people
were killed in police firing.
The CBI, which has already questioned the duo during
their police custody, in its application claimed that during
their interrogation the duo made certain disclosures
containing relevant facts to the case.
"That it is necessary to test/confirm such relevant facts
to enable and assist the investigation for arriving at the
truth and taking the case towards its logical conclusion," the
CBI told the court.
The agency prayed the court that it may be permitted to
conduct polygraph and narco-analysis tests on the duo at CFSL
in Delhi and CFSL in Gandhinagar respectively after their
The judge posted the matter for July 14 and issued
notices to Gupta and Sharma to ascertain if they were willing
to be subjected to the scientific tests.