Vader also “somehow forgets” to read the mind of Captain Antilles, the captured Rebel Troopers and Princess Leia to find out where the Death Star plans are and where the hidden Rebel base is. There you go, a similar contrivance just as you asked for. Now please stop being such a pedantic killjoy!
Does Vader have the ability in OT to read minds? I never thought that. As Vader used torture to get information i.e. with Leia and Han.
yes, He read Luke’s mind in ROTJ. It’s how he discovered Luke had a twin sister
I don’t really look at that as Vader “reading Luke’s mind”, in that Luke probably communicated it to Vader in accident as apparently he was trying to keep it from Vader. i.e. Vader kept trying to prod Luke into revealing things to him. And then Luke get’s mad in part that he revealed this to Vader and that Vader talked of turning Leia in that Luke then lost it and went on a rage attack against Vader then cutting his hand off and realizing he was turning into Vader. And then threw his lightsaber away to stop himself.