Former Team India manager Sunil Dev challenged to undergo lie detector tests
MUMBAI: Sun Star, a Hindi daily has challenged the former Team India manager Sunil Dev to undergo a lie detector tests and prove that he had not revealed in a sting operation carried out by this paper that captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had fixed the 2014 Manchester Test between England and India.
Speaking exclusively from Delhi, the Group Editor of the paper Onkareshwar Pandey says, “we standby on our story. Let Dhoni’s laywers file defamation case against us”.
“We didn’t endorse Sunil Dev’s views but had only released the transcripts of Dev’s versions and therefore the question of apologizing Dhoni does not arise”.
Dhoni’s lawyers, in its legal notice, have reserved the rights of initiating the legal proceedings for the recovery of Rs. 100 crore as defamation of the captain.
“Sunil Dev is not proved as a psycho patient. Our point is, if a very senior person of Indian cricket Team like him is so scared, he should be given adequate Security. And if he is denying the truth revealed by him only, (we have the proof of that) he should be ready to face the Lie-Detector Test”, says Pandey.
“I can only say that very recently Govt. had allowed the Lie Detection Test for Mr. Salwinder Singh, SP of Pathankot after the Terror attack in Pathankot Air Base. In Sunil Dev’s case it can be done only when authorities decides to investigate the matter”.
“Mr. Sunil Dev is not an ordinary official. He must not be allowed to make statements and deny always as he has this habit. Either he should accept whatever he said to us (Sun Star) or apologies unconditionally before Sun Star and Mr. Dhoni also. How can he defame anybody and simply deny? He should be punished, if he has this kind of habit and must be relieved from all responsible posts. This is not a joke. We are doing serious and responsible journalism. That’s why we are asking for Lie-Detection Test for him”, he further added.