Fake encounter: Witnesses, complainant undergo polygraph test
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 18:48
Mumbai: Three witnesses and the complainant in the case related to alleged fake encounter of Ramnarayan Gupta, a suspected aide of gangster Chhota Rajan, underwent lie-detector tests, police sources said on Tuesday.

Ramnarayan alias Lakhan Bhaiyya was killed allegedly in a staged encounter by a police team headed by then Inspector Pradeep Sharma on November 11, 2006 in Versova here.

Sharma, an 'encounter specialist' now dismissed from service, Constables Ratnakar Kamble and Tanaji Desai and three others were arrested in the case on January 7.

As part of its probe, Special Investigating Team (SIT) headed by Deputy Police Commissioner M M Prasanna last week conducted lie-detector tests on the witnesses and advocate Ramprasad Gupta, brother of Ramnarayan and the complainant, the sources said.

Results of the polygraph test were not revealed.

Through the tests, police wanted to know whether the allegations levelled by the complainant were true, they added.

Advocated Ganesh Iyyer, Ramanarayan's friend Anil Beda and his wife Aruna are the witnesses who were subjected to these tests, the sources added.

Questions posed to Ramprasad included if he had sent separate telegrams to the Police Commissioners of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane soon after his brother was picked up by police as he claimed in his complaint.


First Published: Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 18:48

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