Pak terrorist to undergo lie detection test

Pak terrorist to undergo lie detection test

Mohammad Naved, the Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist involved in the attack on BSF convoy in Udhampur, will undergo a lie detector test on Tuesday, with a Delhi court giving its nod for the exercise.

The court’s order came after National Investigation Agency (NIA) produced Naved, who was caught by villagers on August 5 as he was trying to escape, before District Judge Amar Nath. The NIA secured his custody till August 24.

The lie detector test would be carried out at 11 am on Tuesday at the Central Forensic Science Laboratory in CGO complex. NIA officials moved the application for lie detector test, claiming that he was lying to interrogators and changing his statements continuously.

After taking consent from Naved, a resident of Faislabad in Pakistan, the judge gave the order on conducting the tests on Tuesday. Sources said Naved gave his consent by writing in Urdu.

“Keeping in view the seriousness and gravity of the offence, I am of the considered opinion that polygraph test of accused is required to be conducted in the facts and circumstances of the instant case as fully explained in the application. Accordingly, I allow the present application permitting the NIA to take the accused to Central Forensic Science Laboratory, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi on August 18 at 11 am for conducting polygraph test,” the judge said.

Investigators believe that the many loopholes in Naved’s version would end with this test. They hope to get clarity on how Naved and his accomplice Mohammad Noman infiltrated, who sheltered him in Kashmir Valley and other things.

The tests are also expected to throw more light on the conspiracy behind the Udhampur attack in which two BSF personnel were killed and over a dozen injured.The NIA is also taking Naved’s DNA sample to be furnished to Pakistani authorities if they expressed doubts about his identity.  Islamabad has been denying that Naved is their citizen though his father had confirmed that he is a Pakistani.

Sources said it appeared that Naved, who is questioned for about eight hours daily, was continuously drugged to keep him motivated.  He is learnt to have told interrogators that he joined LeT because he was unemployed.  He was offered Rs 50,000 for the Udhampur attack by his handlers, investigators claimed. They also said he feel that he was sent to death and now wants to take revenge against them.

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