In a rather unusual move of defense, a senior citizen accused of allegedly raping his employee for eight long years has offered to undergo NARCO analysis and lie-detector test to prove his innocence.
A Delhi court granted interim protection from arrest to 65-year-old factory owner after he informed the Presiding Officer that he was willing to undergo NARCO/ lie-detector test and therefore, he should not be arrested.
His counsel advocate Pradeep Rana told the court that since he has nothing to do with the offence, despite his advanced age, he has himself offered to undergo NARCO test and a written representation in this regard is pending before the DCP concerned and that they have been asked to wait for 10 days before any decision is taken on his application since the police were busy in Republic Day preparations.
The woman, aged 35, has in this case alleged that the accused raped her for eight years while the accused claims that there was a dispute over salary.
On being questioned by the court, Additional Public Prosecutor for State submitted that during interrogation, co-employees of the victim were duly interrogated. Their statements were read over in the court and nothing incriminating came on record.
"In these circumstances, as applicant/accused has to undergo lie detector test and NARCO analysis, there shall be no arrest till February 19, 2018," ordered Additional Sessions Judge Mukesh Kumar.