JJ shootout case: Order on narco test to be passed on Mar 28

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Mumbai, Mar 25 (UNI) The designated TADA court today reserved its order till Friday on the prosecution's application seeking permission to conduct Narco Analysis and Brain Mapping test on Brijesh Singh and Virendra Rao who are accused in the 1992 J J Hospital shootout case.

Special public prosecutor Rohini Salian told the court that both the accused are not cooperating with the investigating agency and, so, to know the truth, the agency wanted to conduct their Narco Analysis and Brain Mapping test.

Replying to the prosecution's submission, defence advocate Nitin Pradhan argued that the prosecution has first to state under what provision it wants to conduct the scientific tests on his clients.

He told the court that the larger bench of the Supreme Court had already heard the matter pertaining to the scientific tests.

At this, Ms Salian demanded the order copy of the Supreme Court. Following which Mr Pradhan sought time to confirm if any such order was passed or not.

TADA Judge D U Mulla granted time and fixed March 28 as the date for passing order on the application.

Brijesh Singh, alias Bhiru, was a close aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. He was declared as an absconding accused in the J J Hospital shootout case.

Singh was arrested by Delhi Police on January 23 this year in an extortion case of 2007.

According to the prosecution, On September 12, 1992, an AK-47 was used by gangsters to kill Shailesh Haldankar of Gawli gang, who was admitted in the prison ward of the government run J J Hospital. He was allegedly involved in the murder of Dawood Ibrahim's brother-in-law Ibrahim Parkar.

Police had seized around 500 empty cartridges from the shootout spot. Several magazines and an AK-47 rifle were also seized.

Police had booked 31 persons in this case but some of them were killed in subsequent police encounters and in gang wars.

The TADA court has already convicted three persons -- Subhash Singh Thakur, Surya Rao and Shyamkumar Garikar in this case.

Thakur was awarded death penalty, which was later converted into imprisonment till death by the Supreme Court. Rao was sentenced to seven years of rigorous imprisonment and Garikar was sentenced to ten years of rigorous imprisonment that was confirmed by the apex court.

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