Delhi’s Saket Court on Tuesday, 22 November, extended the police custody of Aftab Poonawalla for the next four days in the Shraddha Walkar Murder Case. The police had earlier produced Aftab in the court through video conferencing after he was told about the security threat.
Aftab Poonawalla allegedly killed Shraddha Walkar in May this year, then dismembered her body and then kept her in hiding over the next few months.
What happened in court today?
In the court, the accused said that he got angry and attacked Shraddha. He also told the court that he is cooperating with the investigation, but he is finding it difficult to remember the incident.
Aftab Poonawalla’s lawyer Avinash Kumar said, during the hearing, the judge asked Poonawalla whether he was misbehaved during interrogation or if he had any problem, then Poonawalla told the court that “he has no problem and is fully cooperating in the investigation”.
During the hearing, Aftab Poonawalla told the court that neither he nor his family had appointed a private lawyer and he was happy with his legal aid lawyer.
Polygraph test preparation is complete
Speaking to The Quint, Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) director Deepa Verma said, “We are ready for a polygraph test. It will be conducted whenever the police bring the accused.”
On Monday, the Delhi Police got permission from the court for the polygraph test of the accused.
What is a polygraph test: Also known as a lie detector test, an instrument will record the physical movements of the accused such as blood pressure, pulse rate and respiration, while the subject answers questions from an operator. The data gathered from the test is used to determine whether the subject is telling the truth.
Although the test is not considered completely reliable, but it will help the Delhi Police to prepare questions for the narco test.