The Significance of Narco Analysis Test in Criminal Investigations: Evaluating its Acceptance and Importance

  • Prabhanshu Jain
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  • Prabhanshu Jain

    Student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India

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The findings of a narco-analysis test can play a pivotal role as evidence in a criminal investigation. Nevertheless, the Indian Evidence Act of 1872 does not make any reference to the utilisation of this scientific method in the Narco-Analysis Test. There has been a significant debate in India regarding the use of narco-analysis tests for interrogation purposes. In the realm of legal research papers, it is understood that judges are not necessarily well-versed in every field, particularly those that demand specialized knowledge. In accordance with Indian law, witnesses are allowed to present facts without offering their own interpretations, while experts are given the opportunity to provide their expert opinions. Within the framework of this examination in India, the central issue at hand pertains to the potential violation of Article 20(3) of the Indian Constitution by Narcoanalysis, which explicitly forbids self-incrimination. Additionally, are the assertions made in line with the test mentioned in question in line with the provisions of section 25 and 26 of the Indian Evidence Act? This paper will discuss the author's investigation into these issues and possible remedies for facilitating the implementation of Narcoanalysis.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 1379 - 1388


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