Unnao Rape case: CBI may get accused MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar's NARCO, polygraph test done

Senior CBI officials disclosed that the decision for NARCO test was taken in the wake of the contradiction in answers given by the MLA to similar set of questions posed to him during the grilling

Published: 15th April 2018 10:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th April 2018 10:39 PM   |  A+A-

Rape accused MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar being taken away from the CBI court in Lucknow on Saturday. | PTI

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LUCKNOW: After getting 7-day police remand of accused MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in Unnao rape case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is now contemplating to get NARCO and polygraph tests
conducted on the MLA. In another development, the probe agency produced Sengar’s co-accused Shashi Singh in district and sessions court which sent her into 4-day police custody remand here on Sunday.

As per the highly-placed sources, the premier probe agency, which has been interrogating the accused MLA since early Friday morning, is now planning to get NARCO test conducted on the accused in near
future.

Senior CBI officials disclosed that the decision for NARCO test was taken in the wake of the contradiction in answers given by the MLA to similar set of questions posed to him during the grilling. In fact, around eight teams of interrogators have been grilling the MLA and to similar set of queries in a gap of one hour, the accused is contradicting his responses.

“Consequently, we may go for a NARCO and Polygraph test after taking the accused to the crime spot probably on Monday or Tuesday,” said a senior official involved in interrogation. Meanwhile, the special remand court of additional chief judicial magistrate (VII) Sunil Kumar sent Sengar’s co-accuse Shashi Singh into four-day police custody remand (PCR) on the plea of CBI on Sunday. Shashi Singh was not represented by any counsel in the special remand magistrate’s court.

Shashi Singh was arrested on Saturday by the CBI on the charge of wooing and escorting the victim to the accused MLA’s house on June 4, 2017 on the pretext of getting her a job. She is also accused of keeping watch outside the room when the MLA assaulting the victim sexually. Shashi Singh will again be produced in the court on April 19 on the conclusion of her remand period.

Senior probe officials claimed that MLA Sengar and Shashi Singh were asked same set of questions separately and then brought face-to-face. Questions over their association and for how long they have
been knowing each other were put to them. The woman will also be taken to Unnao and asked to show the spot of crime and then the MLA will be taken separately. Sequence of events from both will be taken and then probed.

The CBI team investigating also said that neither the minister nor the woman clearly remembers what exactly had happened on the eve of incident, as stated in the statement of the survivor.

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