“Asking me for lie detection test is more of pointing fingers at me rather than the accused. I am a witness and I am coming forward to help prosecution,” the counsel submitted.
While giving conditional consent, he also said the questions put to Verma during the test should be related to this case only and not to any other case in which he has been made accused by the agency.
The CBI prosecutor, however, said the consent should be unconditional and there should not be any condition.
During the hearing, senior advocate H S Phoolka, who represented riot victims, said keeping in mind the background of the case, the witness should be provided adequate security.
On Verma’s plea seeking protection, CBI told the court it has forwarded the complaint to the Delhi Police.
The case pertains to riots at Gurudwara Pulbangash in north Delhi where three people were killed on November 1, 1984, a day after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
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