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Gujarat encounter: 'Vanzara has ailing heart'

May 25, 2007 18:08 IST

The counsel representing arrested IPS officer D G Vanzara in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case on Friday pleaded before a court not to allow Gujarat CID to conduct narco-analysis tests on his client as he has a heart ailment and it will adversely affect his health.

Vanzara has a heart ailment and has been treated for the same several times in the recent past, said advocate Mitesh Amin when the plea for conducting narco-analysis tests on Vanzara and five others arrested in the case came up for hearing.

Giving a list of dates to Chief Metropolitan Magistrate K J Upadhaya, the advocate stated that Vanzara had undergone an ECG for a heart aliment in April 2002.

Vanzara was thereafter admitted for two days at Krishna Heart hospital in March 2003 with the heart ailment.

In July 2005, he was treated at the Sanjeevani Heart hospital and on September 15, 2006, he was again treated for the heart ailment at the Apollo hospital in Gandhinagar.

Amin argued that the chemicals injected while undergoing narco-analysis tests could adversely affect Vanzara's health.

The advocate, who also represents SP (Intelligence) Rajkumar Pandian, submitted that he (Pandian) should also not be subjected to narco-analysis as it could cause irreparable loss and damage to his health.

He also told the court that the consent of the accused was also necessary for a narco-analysis test.

The advocate representing IPS official Dinesh Kumar M N asked for time to make a reply to the court on this issue.