Multi-core heist: Gurugram court orders lie-detector test on suspended IPS officer

Multi-core heist: Gurugram court orders lie-detector test on suspended IPS officer

Gurugram: A court here ordered to carry out a lie-detector test on suspended IPS officer Dheeraj Setia, who has been booked in a case involving a multi-crore heist.
The multi-crore heist had taken place on August 4 last year, when Vikas Lagarpuriya’s gang members broke into a flat from where the office of a private company was being run. They had decamped with crores of rupees in cash.
Setia has been accused of the attempt to cover up the heist.
The test will be conducted at a laboratory in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar as the Special Task Force (STF) investigating the case had demanded suspecting that the accused may try to influence results if the test is conducted here.
According to public prosecutor Jagbir Sehrawat, Setia did not appear in the court but through his counsel agreed for the polygraph test.
“Setia requested that a polygraph test be conducted in Delhi-NCR while we insisted on a location like Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. The court after hearing ordered a polygraph test from a lab of Gandhinagar in Gujarat,” Sehrawat said.
The next hearing in the heist case has been fixed for June 13 and the STF has been asked to get the test done before that.
The STF also produced before the court another accused, Chetan Maan, alias Boxer. He was sent to judicial custody.
Himanta warns Assam minister for apologising to ULFA(I)
Sivasagar (Assam), May 31 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said he has warned the Welfare of Tea Tribes Minister Sanjoy Kishan apologising to the banned ULFA(I).
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the ‘Garib Kalyan Sammelan’ here, Sarma said that there is no scope for any such activity or making such statements in a nationalist party like the BJP.
“Sanjoy Kishan has committed a big mistake by apologising to ULFA. I have told him clearly that there is no scope for doing such work in a nationalist party like BJP.
“I have warned him that he will never take such a step in the future. I have advised him to fight for India’s national unity and against terrorism,” he added.
On May 28, Sarma had issued a show-cause notice to Kishan, also the Labour Welfare Minister of Assam, for apologising to the banned ULFA(I) for a remark he made against the outfit a few days ago.
Kishan was given three days to respond to the notice, which asked him to explain why he had apologised to the militant outfit.
The BJP minister, who represents Tinsukia in the state assembly, had on May 13 termed ULFA(I) chief Paresh Barua a “liar”.
The outfit had on the next day issued a statement demanding an apology from Kishan for his remarks and threatened to ensure his “boycott” in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts if he failed to issue an apology within 24 hours.
On May 15, Kishan told the press that he had not said anything with the intention of “hurting” Barua and if he had done so unknowingly, he sought forgiveness for the same.
Soon after this, the ULFA(I) issued another statement the same day, withdrawing its “boycott” of the BJP leader from the tea tribe community.
The banned ULFA(I) is considered to have some clout in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts of Upper Assam.
The ULFA(I) has been on a unilateral ceasefire with the government since May last year, soon after Sarma assumed office.
Two ULFA(I) militants nabbed at Myanmar border in Arunachal
Itanagar, May 31 (PTI) Two hardcore ULFA(I) militants were nabbed in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tirap district on Tuesday soon after they entered India from Myanmar, police said.

Self-styled corporals Surjit Gogoi and Shyamol Baruah, who hailed from Assam’s Tinsukia district, were arrested near Noglo village along the Myanmar border, they said.

They were apprehended by the Assam Rifles and district police.

They sneaked into India from the ULFA(I) camp located in Myanmar, police said.

They were taken into custody by the local police for further investigation.

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