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Ajmer blast accused petitions against narco test

Last Updated: Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 13:49

Ajmer: Devendra Gupta, arrested in connection with the 2007 Ajmer Dargah bomb blast and suspected to have links with a Hindu militant outfit, on Thursday filed a revision petition in a court here against the proposed narco and brain mapping tests on him by Rajasthan ATS.

The petition comes a day after the Supreme Court had ruled as illegal compulsory use of narco-analysis, brain-mapping and polygraph tests, saying such techniques amount to cruel and degrading treatment and unwarranted intrusion into personal liberty.

The Session Court will hear the petition tomorrow.

Gupta has claimed in his revision petition that ATS
has not taken his consent for conducting the tests.

Gupta, a resident of Bihari Ganj in Ajmer, was
arrested by the Rajasthan Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on April
29 when he had gone to meet his ailing mother, ATS officials
said. He was later produced before the Ajmer Chief Judicial
Magistrate who remanded him in police custody till May 12.

Ajmer Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate granted
permission to the ATS to carry out the test after it had moved
an application in this regard on May 1.


First Published: Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 13:49

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