Slain Congress leader`s driver to undergo lie-detector test

The driver of slain Congress leader Amarpal Singh will undergo a lie-detector test as discrepancies have emerged in his statement about the murder that took place here two weeks ago, police said on Friday.

Last Updated: Nov 26, 2010, 19:52 PM IST

Meerut (UP): The driver of slain Congress
leader Amarpal Singh will undergo a lie-detector test as
discrepancies have emerged in his statement about the murder
that took place here two weeks ago, police said on Friday.

The driver, Manoj, will undergo the lie-detector test on
December 4 and 5 in Delhi, Deputy Inspector General of Police
Jai Narain Singh said. He claimed that Manoj kept on
"misleading" the police about the sequence of events leading
to the murder during his interrogation.
A local court ordered him to undergo a lie-detector test.

The court passed the order while admitting an application
filed by police stating that Manoj claimed that on November
15, a pit on the road had made him slam the brakes of the car
suddenly after which the assailants who were following the
former MP in another vehicle shot dead the 60-year-old leader.

Investigations revealed no pits on the road where the
incident had occurred, police said in the application and
added that Manoj had not informed the police immediately after
Singh was killed.
Amarpal Singh was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on
November 15 on Mawana-Ataura road in Meerut district while he
was on way to his brick kiln.

PTI