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Qandeel murder case: Lie detector spots flaws in Mufti Qavi claims

LAHORE: The polygraph test – commonly referred to as lie detector – has identified flaws in Mufti Qavi’s statements during a grilling session at Punjab Forensic Science Agency here on Thursday.

The cleric was grilled for over four hours about his contacts with the prime suspects in the Qandeel Baloch murder case.

During the investigation, Qavi dismissed the allegations of his involvement in Qandeel’s murder but the lie-detector machine pointed out several flaws in his claims.

The forensic evidence further points the finger of suspicion at him when some objectionable videos were recovered from his cell phone, which were reportedly deleted earlier.

Earlier this week, Mufti Abdul Qavi – who rose to fame for his controversial photos with social media icon Qandeel Baloch – was arrested in Multan from a highway in compliance with the court orders, while he was fleeing to Jhang city. 

Mufti Qavi
The pictures of Mufti Qavi with social media icon Qandeel Baloch went viral last year.

Later, he was admitted to a local hospital after he complained of chest pain where he underwent some tests pertaining to cardiovascular disease.

According to his doctor Zafar Alvi, the cleric has been suffering from cardiovascular disease over past four years and two stents have been placed so far to treat his condition.

It is apropos to mention here that a polygraph machine detects lies by looking for signs of physiological changes. Four to six sensors are attached to a person taking the test.

Both during and after the test, a polygraph examiner can look at the graphs and can see whether the vital signs changed significantly on any of the questions. In general, a significant change (such as a faster heart rate, higher blood pressure, increased perspiration) indicates that the person is lying.



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