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Narco-Analysis Test: A Covert Weapon For Torture

Kulsoom Ruma, Prof. Shakeel Ahmad & Dr. Zoya Fatima


In India, a brand-new investigative method called narcoanalysis has recently come into use in high-profile criminal investigations. Narco-analysis, which has been promoted as an alternative to "third degree" interrogation tactics, has raised a number of moral and legal concerns that have been made worse by the Supreme Court's failure to weigh in on the matter. The courts in India haven't made it clear what their legal position is on narco-analysis. The Indian legal system's use of narcoanalysis is discussed in this essay. Its legitimacy in regard to Article 20 (3) and its statutory penalty under the Code of Criminal Procedure were the main concerns discussed. Although these treatments are necessary, their usage and potential consequences also raise ethical, legal, and medical questions. We attempted to analyse the problems through this paper.

Keywords: Narco- Analysis, investigation, legality.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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