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Accused Soldier In Bathinda Military Station Killings To Undergo Polygraph Test

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  • According to the FIR, which was filed at the cantonment police station on April 12, Mohan was the only person who saw what happened.
  • The case was opened after Major Ashutosh Shukla of the 80 Medium Regiment filed a report.

Desai Mohan, an Indian army jawan who is suspected of killing four other jawans at the Bathinda military station, will take a polygraph test because investigators are still trying to figure out why he did it after two months.

Ajay Gandhi, who was in charge of the investigation and was a chief of police in Bathinda, said that the test will be done soon at the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) in New Delhi. Gandhi said that the lie detector test might help police find the missing pieces of the crime puzzle.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Gulneet Khurana said on Tuesday that the accused Mohan, who is in judicial custody, has agreed to take the diagnostic test.

Khurana said that the police investigation hasn’t come to a conclusion yet because they don’t know why the person was killed.

The SSP said that the police still don’t have any proof that the accused Mohan’s coworkers beat him up. This was in response to earlier stories in the media.

Police sources said the suspect was given a medical test to see if the abuse claims were true. “The samples were sent to the forensic science lab in SAS Nagar, where they are still being looked at. “There is no scientific proof to back up the claim of physical abuse,” said a person with knowledge of the investigation.

“Our team recently got permission from the trial court to test Mohan. We are waiting to hear when the lab will do the test,” the SSP said.

On April 12, four soldiers, Sagar Banne, Kamlesh R, Santosh Nagaral, and Yogeshkumar J, were shot while sleeping in their rooms near the officers’ mess. Five days after the crime, the district police took Mohan into custody on suspicion that he had killed his coworkers.

At a news conference in Bathinda on April 16, the Bathinda SSP and Colonel Animesh Sharan from the Bathinda military station said that the suspect admitted to turning the gun on his coworkers to get back at them for “humiliating and harassing” him.

The police say it was a planned killing of four gunners from an army unit. On April 10, Mohan stole an INSAS (Indian Small Arms System) rifle with 20 cartridges and eight bullets from a light machine gun (LMG) to kill them.

According to the FIR, which was filed at the cantonment police station on April 12, Mohan was the only person who saw what happened.

The case was opened after Major Ashutosh Shukla of the 80 Medium Regiment filed a report. He said that Mohan told him that one of the attackers had an INSAS rifle and the other had an axe. Mohan said that he saw two guys in white kurta-pyjamas who were wearing masks near the crime scene.

But when the cops looked into it, they found that Mohan was the one who did it, and they got the gun and ammunition back from the military base.

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