Q. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Narco Test’:
1.Narco Test is known as the Truth Serum test.
2.It is same as the polygraph test.
3.A person confession or result under the narco test can be used as evidences in the courts.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Statement 1 is correct. Narco Test is known as the Truth Serum test.
Statement 2 and 3 are incorrect. Narco Test is different from the polygraph test. As per a Supreme Court ruling, results of such tests cannot be considered “confessions”. As per the Indian Evidence Act of 1871, results of such tests are not admissible as evidence in Indian courts. However, information or material uncovered as a result of such a test can be admitted as evidence.