The plea was rejected by Principal Judge P B Desai, presiding over the Special NIA Court here, after the accused- Haji Patel, Mohammad Yunus Shaikh and Abid Patel - declined to give consent to undergo polygraph test.
During arguments today, their lawyer citied various orders of the Supreme Court as well as High Court in this regard and argued that consent of the accused is necessary to conduct lie detection test. NIA produced a total of six accused in the Court after the expiry of their remand. Besides the trio, the others are Mohsin Khan, Mohammad Altaf and Nisar Ahmed.

As the Central agency did not seek further remand, the court sent all the accused in 14-day judicial custody.
The two BJP leaders  - Shirish Bangali and Pragnesh Mistry - were shot dead by two unidentified gunmen in Bharuch, about 200km from here, on November 2.

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