Zee boss Subhash Chandra agrees to lie-detector test, 2 editors refuse

Subhash Chandra

He, however, accused the investigating agency of being biased against his client saying the police has not moved a plea for subjecting Congress MP Navin Jindal to lie detection test to ascertain the truth behind the allegations.

"That further the bias of the investigating agency is established from the fact that the investigating officer prayed for the lie detector test of the respondent and other accused but to ascertain the truth the investigating officer ought to have prayed for lie detector test of Navin Jindal as the investigation is not only to prove the allegation of the complainant but to find the truth," he said.

Aggarwal also sought release of Chandra's passport for a period of 30 days and to allow him to visit London and New York to consult his doctors saying their consent would be necessary before he undergoes the test.

Sunil Mittal and R N Mittal, counsel for the two Zee editors, said their clients are not consenting to the test as they fear that the investigation in the case is being influenced by Navin Jindal.

"That the respondent is having apprehension that the investigation is conducted under the influence of the complainant as the respondent has been falsely implicated and illegally arrested under wrong sections of IPC and in contravention of CrPC, 1973.

"Also as per the status report filed by the investigating officer it is stated that the CD produced by the complainant about the alleged conversation is not doctored, though it is so.

"That further it is the complainant who by alleging false facts and by making the concocted story is trying to malafidely implicate the respondent in false case. Thus respondent in view of above apprehensions is not giving consent for lie detector test," the counsel said.

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