No forcible test of Narco Analysis to be conducted on any individual: SC
4th October 2020
The UP state government has reportedly ordered to conduct polygraph and narco analysis check on the accused, victim's household and even police concerned within the probe. This piece intends to possess and appear at the legality of 'ordering' narco analysis take a glance at within in the mild of a Supreme Court judgment delivered a decade within in previous Selvi vs. State Of Karnataka.
In Selvi, a 3 judge bench of the Supreme Court observed that the compulsory administration of the techniques like narco analysis tests constitutes 'cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment' within the context of Article 21.In conclusion, the court held that no individual should be forcibly subjected to such tests, whether within the context of investigation in criminal cases or otherwise, because the same would amount to an unwarranted intrusion into personal liberty.