Mumbai: Mohammad Ajmeri Shaikh, arrested
for his alleged involvement in the rape and murder of a minor
girl in suburban Kurla, on Tuesday underwent narco-analysis test at
Nagpada police hospital in south Mumbai, police said.
"We have conducted narco analysis test on Shaikh and
it lasted for nearly two hours," a senior police official said
on condition of anonymity.
He refused to divulge details such as how many
questions were posed, how the accused reacted to the questions
However, Shaikh`s lawyer Prakash Wagh claimed that his
client appeared very confident while answering the questions
although he could not hear the questions posed at Shaikh.
"He did not hesitate to answer. The results of the
test would be produced before Vikhroli court in a week time,"
Wagh told agency.
Although granted bail, Shaikh has not been released as
he has failed to furnish the directed surety for his bail.
The Vikhroli magistrate`s court last week granted
permission for the narco test but said it must be conducted in
the lawyer`s presence.
Ajmeri (29), an autorickshaw driver, was arrested on
March 9 for the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl, whose
body was found on a terrace in the police quarters at Nehru
On June 7, the magistrate had granted Ajmeri bail
after the police failed to file a chargesheet within the
stipulated 90 days.
This is the second time the police sought permission
for a narco test. Earlier the same court had denied
permission. But after the accused told the court that he was
ready to undergo any test to prove his innocence, the court
had granted permission for the same.
In May, the Supreme Court of India had declared that
narco test can be conducted only with the subject`s consent.
If investigators get anything out of such test, they can use
that for further probe.