NIA moves special court for lie-detector test of IRF official

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today moved a special court seeking a lie-detector test on the guest relationship manager of Zakir Naik-led Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) who was arrested for indoctrination of youngsters into joining ISIS.

The agency had on November 30 taken him into custody along with two others. The court is likely to pass an order tomorrow.

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“Arshi Qureshi has not consented to the test and as per the Supreme Court guidelines no tests can be conducted without the permission of the accused,” said Qureshi’s lawyer Ishrat Khan.

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Khan in his reply filed on behalf of Qureshi informed the court that the accused has already undergone continuous interrogation earlier by Kerala police, then by crime branch and later by NIA.

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Qureshi and two others were arrested after alleged ISIS member Ashfaq’s father filed a case against them after he went missing and informed his sister that he joined the outfit.

Qureshi is accused of instigating Ashfaq on joining ISIS.

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