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[22 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 11,278 views]
Untruth Serum

The Supreme Court has ruled that forcible use of tools such as narcoanalysis, polygraph tests and Brain Electrical Activation Profile (BEAP) is illegal, inhuman and degrading. Forensic science experts have pointed out that use of drugs for investigations doesn’t necessarily extract truth out of a person. On the contrary, it is yesteryear’s barbarism and today’s truth-detecting terrorism, marketed by some self-centered pseudo-scientists, writes P Chandra Sekharan
The Supreme Court verdict on May 5, 2010, terming unconstitutional the use of narcoanalysis, brain mapping and polygraph tests to extract confessions without the consent …