No breakthrough yet in Aarushi murder case, another servant picked

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New Delhi, Jun 16 (UNI) In its bid to hide the embarrassment of not having made any substantial progress in the Aarushi murder case even after two weeks of it taking over from the Noida Police, the CBI today said the media reports on the case, including those about the imminent arrest of Dr Nupur Talwar, were speculative.

However, on the progress made in the case CBI Jt Director (Special Crime) Arun Kumar told the media that searches were today conducted at the dwelling place of another servant living in the same compound of the Talwars.

''Searches were conducted in one of the garages of Jalvayu Vihar where Vijay Mandal lived,'' he said, adding that polygraph tests were also conducted on Duranis' servant Rajkumar.

Rajkumar, the Nepalese servant of Dr Anita Durrani and Praful Durrani, friends of Talwars, was detained by the CBI sleuths for questioning on June 13.

The Jt Director also informed that APFSL Hyderabad had given an ''interim report'' on its findings on the digital camera seized from Dr Rajesh Talwar's house and it was being studied.

The camera was seized and sent for forensic examination after it was found that certain photgraphs were deleted from it after the May 16 double murder.

''Also, Dr Nupur Talwar underwent polygraph test at the CFSL, Delhi, on June 13 after a psychological test assessment was conducted on her at the AIIMS here on June 7.'' Stressing that most of the media reports were speculatoive and without much basis, Mr Kumar said reports suggesting Dr Nupur Talwar's imminent arrest fell in the same category.

On June 13 Talwars' compounder Krishna, presently in three-day CBI custody, was arrested. He was picked up by the CBI on June 3, soon after it took over the case from the Noida Police on June 1.

Aarushi (14), a Class IX student of Delhi Public School - Noida, was murdered along with her servant Hemraj on the night of May 15-16 at her Sector 25 Jalvayu Vihar residence in Noida.

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