Narco analysis test for 8 suspended cops in musket theft case

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Chennai, Feb 18 (UNI) Eight policemen of the Adhiyamankottai police station in the naxal-infested Dharmapuri district from where six muskets and a walkie-talkie were stolen on February nine, were subjected to narco analysis tests today to unravel the mystery behind the incident.

Police sources said the eight cops attached to the police station, including five who were on duty when the incident took place and later suspended for dereliction of duty, were brought from Dharmapuri on February 16 evening for today's narco tests.

After being interrogated at the CB-CID office and putting them through some mandatory medical examinations, they were subjected to narco-analysis tests, which also included lie-detector tests.

Sub-Inspector Krishnan, Head Constables Rajamanickam and Raja, senior constable Subramanian and typist Senthil Kumar, who were placed under suspension, and three others attached to the station, driver Chinnapaiyan, Head constables Thangavel and Partheepan, were put through the tests at the Institute of Mental Health near Aynavaram.

Hospital Director Sathyanathan held discussions with senior police officials, ''Q'' Branch Superintedent Ashok Kumar, Additional DSP Mahesh Kumar and forensic officials.

During the lie-detector test police and forensic officials would raise a number of questions and the answers would be recorded for examination.

Later, talking to the media, Dr Sathyanathan said all the eight were thoroughly examined to check their body condition.

They would be brought to unconscious state and questions would be posed to the get the truth from the deep state of mind, he added.


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