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Willing to undergo narco test: Mathew Samuel to HC

Kolkata: Web portal Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel told the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday that he was willing to undergo narco analysis test in connection with a case of alleged extortion involving a Bihar politician. Samuel has been accused of being involved in the case of extortion calls allegedly being made to a Bihar politician from a city guest house, which is being investigated by Kolkata Police. Justice Debangshu Basak directed that all parties involved in the matter may move the magistrate concerned for necessary clearance for holding narco analysis test after obtaining final confirmation from Samuel. Justice Basak directed that if the narco analysis test is conducted on Samuel, it should be done in accordance with guidelines of the Supreme Court. The direction came after Samuel's counsel Bikash Bhattacharya told the court that though he personally feels that narco analysis test is a violation of human rights, his client has expressed his willingness to take the test. The high court had earlier asked Samuel if he was willing to undergo the test. Justice Basak had on November 1 noted that the Narada News head had invited investigators to conduct a narco test and gave the direction when Samuel's counsel told the court he would have to take instructions from his client.
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