Ghaziabad, June 3: On Tuesday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was granted two days' custody of dentist Rajesh Talwar, a suspect in the murders of his daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. The CBI team asked Judge Sapna Mishra of the special CBI court in Ghaziabad to extend Talwar's custody since one day was insufficient to interrogate him. The judge gave the bureau two more days, sources said.
After getting custody of Talwar, the CBI took Talwar to his residence in Noida's Jalvayu Vihar area this morning and conducted an extensive search. "We visited the crime scene (Talwars' apartment) for further investigation," a CBI official said. "Yesterday (Monday) Talwar was brought to the CBI headquarters in New Delhi where he was interrogated briefly. Though we have not booked him for the murder, we need to interrogate him more to corroborate his wife's statements about the sequence of events," the official added.
On Monday, Talwar was brought to the CBI headquarters in New Delhi where he was interrogated briefly. The investigating bureau also found loopholes in the probe carried out by the Uttar Pradesh Police, including not picking blood samples or the fingerprints properly from the scene of the crime. Senior CBI officials said if the probe had been carried out properly by the UP Police, the case would have been solved in less than 24 hours.
Meanwhile, a six member CBI team was sent to Haridwar for further investigation in Noida double murder. The Noida police had earlier taken Talwar to Haridwar hoping to recover the murder weapon.
On May 16 , fourteen-year-old Aarushi was found in her room with her throat slit, while the body of Hemraj was found on the terrace the next day. The Noida Police arrested Talwar for the murders, saying that Dr Rajesh Talwar (Father of Aarushi) first killed the servant and then his daughter after finding them together in “an objectionable but not compromising position." The police also said that he killed her because she had come to know of his extra-marital affair with a colleague (Dr Durani) and had threatened to expose him.
The Central Government had transferred the case to the CBI in the wake of a public outcry over the case not being handled properly.