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CBI to brain-map Gutka baron
March 09, 2005 19:39 IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation is likely to conduct a brain mapping test of Goa Gutka owner J M Joshi in connection with the alleged smuggling of gutka machines to Pakistan and links with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
Joshi, who also took a polygraphic test, is likely to undergo the brain mapping test at the Central Forensic and Scientific Laboratory in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, to recheck on his statements scientifically, official sources said on Wednesday.
They said the CBI was still awaiting the results of the polygraphic tests though prima-facie it seemed that the gutka baron had not spoken the complete truth.
The brain-mapping test is similar to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging, wherein one can observe the functioning of the brain minutely.
In this case, certain areas of the brain gets activated if a person is lying.
Joshi has been denying links with Dawood Ibrahim, who was declared as global terrorist by the US, or his brother Anees Ibrahim.
He also denied having ever having visited Karachi.
CBI has registered cases against four persons, including Anees Ibrahim, for alleged smuggling of machinery to Karachi and for extortion in the gutka case.
Cases were registered against Zamurrduin Ansari, Rajesh Panchariya, Mohammad Farooq Mansurian and Anees Ibrahim under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, Arms Act and MCOCA.
While Ansari and Panchariya are in custody, Anees Ibrahim is believed to be in Pakistan and Mansurian in Dubai.
Ansari and Panchariya, who named gutka barons Rasiklal Manickchand Dhariwal of the Manickchand group and J M Joshi, owner of Goa Gutka, had told the Mumbai police that they had taken the machinery to Karachi through a Gulf country.
The case was handed over to CBI by the Mumbai police because the investigation required the help of foreign countries.
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