Najeeb case: Court dismisses CBI plea for lie-detection test

Najeeb case: Court dismisses CBI plea for lie-detection test
Najeeb case: Court dismisses CBI plea for lie-detection test

A Delhi court today dismissed a CBI plea seeking to conduct lie-detection test on nine JNU students as part of its probe into the mysterious disappearance of another student, Najeeb Ahmad.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal dismissed the plea noting that the nine students were “opposing the application of the polygraph test filed by the investigating officer (IO) to the extent that they are praying for its dismissal which pre-supposes the lack of consent for polygraph test.”

“It means that these persons are not willing to go for the polygraph test. Since a polygraph test cannot be done without the consent of the person whose polygraph test has to be done, this application thereof cannot be allowed at this stage.

“Further, there is no requirement of calling these persons in the court for expressly recording their denial or consent as their reply of the application of the investigation officer (IO) virtually amounts to same,” the court said.

It also said since the application seeking to conduct the test was moved by the IO and not by any of the nine suspect students, it “cannot be outrightly allowed”.

However, the court said the suspect students “can at any time opt to volunteer for the polygraph test before the CBI”.

In its application, the CBI had sought to conduct the test of nine JNU students as part of its probe into the disappearance of Najeeb, claiming there were certain allegations against them.

The application was opposed by the students’ advocate Viswa Bhushan Arya who claimed that the agency did not follow various guidelines while moving the application.

Najeeb, a first-year MSc Biotechnology student, has been missing from the Mahi Mandavi hostel in JNU since October 16, 2016 after a scuffle allegedly with ABVP activists. The RSS students wing has denied any involvement in his disappearance.

( Source – PTI )

Najeeb case: Court to decide CBI’s plea for lie-detection test on Nov 21

Najeeb case: Court to decide CBI's plea for lie-detection test on Nov 21
Najeeb case: Court to decide CBI’s plea for lie-detection test on Nov 21

A Delhi court will on November 21 decide a CBI plea to conduct a “lie-detection” test on nine JNU students as part of its probe into the mysterious disappearance of Najeeb Ahmad.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal reserved its order after hearing arguments of the CBI and lawyers appearing for the suspect students.

Najeeb, a first-year MSc Biotechnology student, has been missing from the Mahi Mandavi hostel in JNU since October 16, 2016 after a scuffle allegedly with ABVP activists.

The RSS students wing has denied any involvement in his disappearance.

( Source – PTI )

Delhi HC transfers missing JNU student case to CBI

Delhi HC transfers missing JNU student case to CBI
Delhi HC transfers missing JNU student case to CBI

The Delhi High Court today transferred to the CBI from the police the investigation into the disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Ahmad, who is missing since October 15, 2016.

A bench of Justices G S Sistani and Rekha Palli transferred the matter to CBI with immediate effect on a plea by the student’s mother after the Delhi Police said it has no problem with such a direction.

The court said the probe by the CBI would be supervised by an officer not less than the rank of a DIG.

While transferring the matter, the court noted that the Delhi Police had implemented all directions and suggestions given by the court.

The matter will be taken up next on July 17.

 

( Source – PTI )