Rajesh Talwar not to be given CBI documents, rules court

Friday, January 21, 2011

GHAZHIABAD - A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here Friday ruled that no documents pertaining to teenager Aarushi Talwar’s murder be given to her father Rajesh Talwar after the CBI said he was a “suspected accused”. The case will now be heard Jan 25.

Accepting the CBI lawyer’s plea, the court said the closure report has already been given to Rajesh Talwar and since he is “not away from being suspected” in the murder of Aarushi, the other documents pertaining to the case cannot be given to him.

It then adjourned the hearing till Jan 25.

The CBI earlier in the day told the court here that it was opposed to handing over documents of Aarushi’s murder case to Rajesh Talwar as he was a “suspected accused” in the case.

In its arguments before the special CBI court, the investigation agency submitted that Talwar was not a complainant and was instead a “suspected accused” and hence not entitled to get documents pertaining to the case.

To this, Talwar’s lawyer Satish Tamta argued that if Talwar was a suspected accused, then why was no charge sheet filed against him. He requested the court to order reinvestigation into Aarushi’s murder in 2008.

Naresh Yadav, the lawyer for three of Talwar’s domestic helps, meanwhile, submitted to the court that a charge sheet be filed against the accused to ensure that the domestic helps are not implicated again.

Aarushi, 14, was found murdered under mysterious circumstances in her parents’ Jalvayu Vihar apartment in Noida, May 16, 2008. Their domestic help Hemraj was initially suspected for the killing, but his body was found on the flat’s terrace a day later.

Rajesh Talwar was arrested soon after the murders but let off when investigators could not find evidence to nail him.

Krishna, Talwar’s medical assistant; Raj Kumar, a domestic help with a family friend of the Talwars; and Vijay Mandal, another domestic help in the neighbourhood, were also arrested during investigations but all were let off due to lack of evidence.

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