THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Vigilance Court here dismissed the plea of Kerala Chamber of Commerce and Industry vice-president Mohammed Raseef for undergoing a lie detection test in the bar bribery scam. While rejecting the plea, the court said it was for the investigating officer to decide if such a test was to be conducted on any witness.
The court observed that no person can on his own approach the court and make such a plea that could interfere with the investigation. The court also said it cannot interfere with any investigation. Raseef, who had alleged to have witnessed money being handed over to Excise Minister K Babu, had earlier told the court that he was ready for a polygraph test.
Meanwhile, four bar owners had on Monday informed the Vigilance Court that they were not willing for the lie detection test. Bar hotel association president Rajkumar Unni, secretary M D Dhanesh, bar owners John Kallat and Krishnadas Polakkulath told that they were not willing for the test based on legal opinion.