Shashi murder case: Accused's narco test hearing on Dec 17

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Faizabad, Dec 10 (UNI) Shashi murder case prime accused Vijay Sen Yadav was today presented in the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate's court with regard to an application seeking his narco and polygraphy tests.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Gyan Prakash fixed December 17 as the next hearing date.

Vijay was to be presented before Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Shailesh Kumar Tiwari's court, but since the CJM had gone on training, he was presented in the Additional CJM court.

He was earlier presented before the CJM court on November 27, 29 and December 4, but owing to the lawyers strike, the hearing on application could not take place.

The lawyers had gone on strike to protest the serial bomb blasts in the Varanasi, Faizabad and Lucknow courts on November 23.

Shashi, a IIIrd year law student of Saket Degree College, went missing on October 22 from Faizabad.

Changing statements by Vijay, the former chauffeur of ex-Uttar Pradesh food processing minister Anand Sen Yadav, had further puzzled the case.

On the instructions of higher officials, investigating officer Sharad Chandra Pandey had submitted an application before the CJM on November 22, demanding narco analysis and polygraphy tests on Vijay, who is also said to be the relative of the ex-minister.

During interrogation, Vijay sometimes claimed Shashi committed suicide by jumping into the Gomti river in Sultanpur district. At other times, he confessed that he himself pushed her into the river.

On October 31, Vijay had surrendered following charges against him.

State minister Anand Sen Yadav had to resign from the Mayawati Cabinet after the victim's father alleged his role in the case.

When the Mayawati Cabinet took the oath of office in May 2007, Anand could not be sworn in as a minister as he was behind bars in a murder case and he took oath at a later date.

His father Mitra Sen Yadav, an MP, was allegedly involved in a case of human trafficking.

UNI

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