Courts reject police plea for lie-detector test on Zee editors

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 13, 2012 19:01 hrs

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday rejected the police plea for lie-detector test on the two Zee news editors and granted permission for only voice tests in Rs 100 crore alleged extortion case filed by Congress MP and steel tycoon Naveen Jindal.

Metropolitan Magistrate Gaurav Rao granted permission to the Delhi Police Crime Branch to collect voice samples Zee News head Sudhir Chaudhary and Zee Business Editor Ahluwalia.

However, chairman of the Zee group, Subhash Chandra had agreed to face a lie detector test on Monday and a polygraph test will be conducted on him after his doctors' permission.

Chaudhary and Ahluwalia, who have been arrested in connection with the case and are presently in police custody, had refused to undergo the lie detector test but agreed to give their voice samples.

Metropolitan Magistrate Gaurav Rao has issued a production warrant to the editors for tomorrow and also sought Chandra"s presence in court.

The court will also hear the bail plea of both the editors on Friday.

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