Order on CBI closure report on Aarushi case tomorrow

Snehesh Alex Philip

Ghaziabad, Feb 8 (PTI) Circumstantial evidence pointsto the involvement of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwarin the death of their teenaged daughter Aarushi and servantHemraj, the CBI today told a local court.

"Our stand was that the probe of the InvestigatingOfficer proves that no outsider was involved in this(Aarushi-Hemraj deaths). Servants are not involved in this andcircumstantial evidence is pointing out that whatever has beendone, parents only have done it," CBI counsel R K Saini toldthe special CBI court here.

Special Judge for CBI cases Preeti Singh, who heardthe matter for about three and half hours, reserved herorder till tomorrow.

Speaking to reporters outside the court, Talwar''scounsel Satish Tamta alleged that there were serious lapses inthe probe conducted by the CBI.

"In our argument we have tried to bring out there werecertain infirmities in the investigation carried out whichneeded further clarification. And that the investigation justcannot stop at this stage and further scientific investigationhas to be carried out so that proper result can be broughtout," he said.

Tamta stressed on the need to conduct low count DNAprocedure, which involves the testing of genetic material.

Incidentally, both Rajesh and Nupur were not presentin the court. Rajesh is recovering from a ghastly attack onhim within the court premises on January 25 by Utsav Sharma,who had also attacked former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore,convicted in the Ruchika molestation case.

14-year-old Aarushi was found murdered with her throatslit in her parents'' home at Jalvayu Vihar in Noida near Delhion May 16, 2008. The family''s domestic help Hemraj was founddead on the terrace of the flat the following day.

The media was kept out of the courtroom.

From what could be gathered by those present in thecourt, Saini began the day''s proceedings by opposing theprotest petition filed by Rajesh.

Saini told reporters that there was nothing left inthe case and there was no scope for further investigation.

He also said that the Investigating Officer of thecase has ruled out involvement of servants or any intruders.

Saini said, "The circumstantial evidence in IO''s probeputs suspicion on parents'' role but in all fairness he hasalso admitted weakness in successful prosecution in the case".

Saini said the agency has sought opinion from fourlabs, including one in the UK.

"Three labs said that it is not possible as samplesare highly contaminated while one UK-based lab with which theTalwars were in touch said they could do it but it was foundthrough Interpol that it was not registered there," he said.


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