Aarushi''s parents challenge CBI''s closure report

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Ghaziabad, Jan 25 (PTI) Parents of murdered teenagerAarushi Talwar today filed a protest petition in a court hereagainst the CBI''s closure report in the case, alleging thatthere were "deliberate lapses" in the investigation besidesnoticeable non-mentioning of material pieces of evidence.

The 86-page petition moved by Talwars'' counsel SatishTamta asked the special CBI court here to reject the closurereport and stressed on the need for ''Touch DNA'' tests tobe conducted on the various exhibits relating to the servantsand the scene of crime.

They also pleaded that further investigation should beordered into the case "so that the culprits involved in thisheinous crime are apprehended, and investigated against andbrought to trial."

In the petition, the Talwars have given the sequenceof events during the night of May 15 when the teenager wasmurdered and during subsequent days as per their memory.

"The Petitioner submits that the conclusions arrivedat by the Central Bureau of Investigation on several materialfacts, issues and circumstances are manifestly erroneous andare based on presumptions, conjectures and surmises, notsubstantiated or supported by true and actual facts.

"There are deliberate lapses noticed by thePetitioner, besides noticeable non-mentioning of materialpieces of evidence collected during the investigation of thecase, which had lead to the filing of this petition," thepetition said.

The petition stressed on the need for ''Touch DNA'' tobe conducted on the various exhibits relating to the servantsand the scene of crime as absolutely imperative, either torule out their involvement or to conclusively establish thesame.

The Talwars tried to punch holes in CBI closure reportthrough certain observations and remarks made in a earlierreport filed by the first team of the agency which hadconducted the probe and given a clean chit to Aarushi''s fatherRajesh.

14-year-old Aarushi was found murdered at herresidence in 2008. The body of their domestic help Hemraj wasfound on the terrace of the house later.

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