Ahmedabad blasts: Poly graphic test on Haywood

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{image-The Anti-Terrorist Squad_13082008.jpg news.oneindia.in}Mumbai, Aug 13: The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Wednesday, Aug 13 finally conducted a polygraphic and lie detector test of American national Ken Haywood, from whose computer an e-mail linked with Ahmedabad serial blasts was forwarded, at the Forensic Laboratory in Mumbai University campus at Kalina here.

Apart from Haywood, the ATS officials have submitted a list of seven other people on whom polygraphic and lie detector tests should be conducted, official sources said. Haywood was interrogated by the ATS officials on several occasions since the serial bomb blasts in Ahmedabad last month. He is under scanner of Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) as an e-mail that was sent from his computer, just five minutes before Ahmedabad serial blast, and was restricted from leaving India till further information.

The agency believes that the e-mail might have originated within 20 to 30 metres from Haywood's residence 'Gunine'' at Sanapada in neighbouring Navi Mumbai district. Haywood is staying on 15th floor of the building and officials suspect that somebody might have sent the e-mail from terrace of the building or from the surrounding areas.

Meanwhile, Campbell White company has issued an official statement stating that its employee Ken Haywood was questioned by police and ATS officials on July 26, concerning an e-mail that appeared to originate from Mr Haywood's home wireless internet IP address.

Police have eliminated him as a suspect, concluding that his internet connection was compromised. From the beginning of the investigation, police assured Mr Haywood that they were confident of his innocence.

Haywood quotes ATS stating "I was never named a suspect. Officials have determined that my computer and/or email address were compromised by a third party and illegally misused. Contrary to erroneous media reports, neither me, my family members, landlord, or anyone connected with Campbell White have been detained by the police, or charged with any crime whatsoever.'' Mr Haywood also said, ''The police have always been encouraging and professional.'' The company official appreciated the professionalism of the police personnel and ATS officials. ''We are confident that they will be able to apprehend whoever is responsible for this horrible crime, '' the company said.


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