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Wrong in law

It was good to see the article “Wrong in law and reasoning” by K. Narayana Kurup (June 8) supporting the Supreme Court judgment restricting the use of narco-analysis, polygraph and brain-mapping tests. The examples of West Africa and China were interesting. The physical evidence obtained from the body of the accused and testimony obtained orally should certainly be treated separately with discretion. The facts-versus-fancy dangers involved in narco-analysis should be well understood. The scientific validity of such techniques should be established beyond doubt if they are to be adopted as legitimate tools of investigation.

K.M. George,

Muvattupuzha

If narco-analysis, polygraph and brain-mapping tests are unconstitutional and lack technical reasoning, how are we to crack the plans of hardcore criminals and terrorists?

Hima Bindu,

Hyderabad

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