Updated: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 06:04 PM IST
THE Delhi court on Thursday allowed conducting the narco test of the accused Aftab Poonawala who killed his girlfriend Shraddha Walkar and dumped her body parts in different places around the national capital after chopping it into 35 pieces.
Additionally, the court also extended the police custody of Aftab for the next five days. Reportedly, Aftab has been trying to mislead the police by constantly telling lies. This is why the police on Wednesday sought permission for the narco test of the accused.
"Police submitted in the court that the accused, Aftab, is to be taken to Uttrakhand and Himachal Pradesh for investigation. The court also allowed the police application seeking permission for the Narco analysis test of accused Aftab," as quoted by news agency ANI.
Meanwhile, there have been several cases earlier too where the court had granted s permission to conduct the narco test. Let's take a look at what is a narco test and the cases where it was conducted.
What Is Narco Test?
Narco test includes the injection of a drug, sodium pentothal, also called truth serum. It reduces an individual's consciousness level and allows them to speak freely without any restrictions. It is conducted since a person during the test enters a hyotonic state helping the examiners to get real answers from the subject.
How Is The Test Conducted?
The test can only be conducted when the subject is medically fit. The person is injected with hypnotics Sodium Pentothal, also known as Thiopentone. The dosage must be in an accurate amount as the wrong prescribed amount can cause the death of the person or the individual may go into a coma. Additionally, other precautions should also be taken while conducting the test.
Cases Where Court Allowed Narco Test?
-Godhra Carnage Case (2002)
The case where narco-analysis was first conducted in. The administration of the truth serum was done on the five accused who were arrested in the case- Bilal Haji Ismail Sujela, Kasim Abdul Sattar alias Kasam Biryani, Abdul Razzak Abdul Rahim Dhantiya, Anwar Mohammad Maida and Irfan Siraj.
-Hyderabad Twin Blast (2007)
Abdul Kaleem and Imran Khan underwent a narco analysis test for the 2007 Hyderabad twin blasts incident.
-Aarushi Talwar Murder Case(2008)
Another case where the test was used is the murder case of Aarushi Talwar. The tests were conducted on servants, including Krishna, an assistant of Rajesh Talwar. The video of his narco test also went viral on social media platforms.
-Kurla Rape And Murder Case (2010)
Mohammed Ajmeri Sheikh, who was accused of raping and murdering a nine-year-old girl in Kurla also underwent this test.