No chargesheet; Rs 1 lakh for providing clue in Aarushi case: CBI

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New Delhi, Sep 9 (UNI) Admitting its inability to zero in on the accused in the sensational Aarushi murder case even after nearly four months, the CBI today announced an award of Rs one lakh to anyone providing any clues regarding this case.

Even as the 90-day deadline for submitting the chargesheet into the case was drawing near, DIG (Coordination) Nirja Gotru today told the media that the CBI would not be filing the chargesheet in the case as of now.

''It would file its report under Section 173 Cr PC only after investigation concluded. Till then, it would continue.'' Stressing that the bail application of the two accused in custody -- Krishna and Rajkumar -- would be opposed, she said, ''the full facts of the case will be presented before the court''.

Pointing out that the weapon of offence was yet to be recovered, as were the mobiles of the victims -- Aarushi and Hemraj -- the CBI officer said further investigations into the case would continue.

Under Section 167 CrPC, a person in custody is liable to be released on bail if no chargesheet is filed against him within 90 days of his arrest.

While Krishna was arrested on June 13, Rajkumar was taken into custody on June 27.

Two others arrested -- Dr Rajesh Talwar (father of Aarushi) and Vijay Mandal (servant of Talwars' neighbour) -- were released earlier on July 11 and September four respectively.

A student of Class IX at Delhi Public School, - Noida, 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar was murdered, along with her servant Hemraj, on the night May 15/16 at her Sector 25, Jalvayu Vihar, Noida, residence.

After the CBI took over the case on May 31, Dr Talwar was arrested as one of the prime suspects but was later released on July 11 for lack of evidence.

His compounder Krishna, Rajkumar (servant of Talwars' associate Durranis) and Vijay Mandal were later arrested as suspects.

All suspects were subjected to various forensics tests, including polygraph test, brain fingerprinting and narco analysis tests, at various laboratories in Bangalore, Gujarat, Mumbai and Delhi.

Despite this, the CBI could not find anything substantial to pin down its suspects and file a chargesheet within the stipulated 90-day period, which leaves the investigation open-ended and the case almost reaching a dead-end.


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