Aaftab Amin Poonawala, arrested in connection with the murder of his live-in partner Shraddha was sentenced to 14 days in judicial custody by Delhi’s Saket court on Saturday after his police custody expired.
“The accused Aaftab has been sent to JC (judicial custody) for 14 days. Police has initiated the legal process for the production of the accused for further proceedings in the Polygraph Test, ”Sagar Preet Hooda, Special CP (Law & Order), said.
Poonawala is expected to be subjected to a narcotics test on November 28. Sources informed on Saturday. The Delhi Police had previously stated that the DNA test report for the victim’s body had not been received.
“DNA test report (of victim’s body parts) has not been received by the police”, said Hooda. On other hand the sources at CFSL have confirmed to some media that The DNA of Shraddha Walker’s bones matched with her father’s blood sample
Earlier on Friday, the Delhi Police confirmed that Aaftab’s polygraph test could not be completed.
Aftab is accused of murdering Shraddha and chopping her body into at least 35 pieces on May 18 at their Chhattarpur Pahadi flat. According to forensic experts familiar with the situation, he remained largely evasive while answering questions posed by interrogators during his polygraph test on Thursday.
On Thursday evening, Poonawala, who was arrested on November 12, was taken to Delhi’s forensic science laboratory (FSL) in Rohini for a polygraph test. Poonawala had undergone a nearly eight-hour polygraph test. However, because he was ill, officials at the facility found it difficult to record his statements.
Aftab remained confident and his body language was normal during the session,” an CFSL official said on condition of anonymity. He appeared to be a bright individual with a sharp mind. He responded to the standard and irrelevant questions. However, when critical questions about the murder case were posed to him, he remained evasive or silent. He appeared to be well aware of the polygraph test procedure.”
Police officers brought Aftab to the laboratory around 4 p.m., according to CFSL assistant director Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, who heads the crime scene management and photo division, and he underwent the polygraph session, which lasted about two and a half hours. Around 7 p.m., the psychologist panel concluded the test and allowed police to took Aftab in custody again.
Delhi Police Special CP Sagar Preet Hooda said that after the Delhi Court sent Aftab to judicial custody, the police has initiated the process of taking him on production warrant for further investigation.