M A I N   N E W S

Arushi Murder
Dr Talwar clean: CBI
Sandeep Yadav
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 11
Dr Rajesh Talwar was today granted bail by the special CBI court in Ghaziabad. He was enlarged on bail of two personal bonds of Rs 5 lakh each. The doors for the bail were paved open when the CBI told the court that it had no evidence against the doctor’s involvement in the crime.

Addressing a press conference at the agency headquarters, CBI joint director Arun Kumar said: “We have no evidence against Dr Rajesh Talwar but we are not giving him clean chit just yet.” Divulging the details, Arun Kumar said Dr Talwar’s first polygraphic test was inconclusive and while no deception was found in the second.

He revealed that the CBI had recreated the crime scene and found the claim of the Talwars that they did not hear any commotion on the night when Arushi was murdered as correct. “Arushi had a throat infection and possibly couldn’t yell out loud. Also, two air-conditioners were on and perhaps their noise drowned the screams,” Arun Kumar said. Moreover, even the psychoanalysis of the Talwars was also pointing to the possibility that they were not involved in the crime.

As per the CBI’s investigations Krishna (Talwar’s assistant), Rajkumar (domestic help of Durrani’s) and another person Vijay Mandal looked like the prime culprits. However, Arun Kumar categorically stated that all revelations made in the case were based on the narco-analysis and lie detector test of the suspects. He added that the agency still has to find corroborative evidence to nail the guilty.

Regarding the role of Hemraj in the crime, CBI joint director said he was instrumental in the entry of the accused servants inside the house since the investigation into the crime scene revealed that the entry to the house was friendly.

Arun Kumar said: “Krishna and Raj Kumar along with Vijay Mandal went to Dr Talwar’s residence at night and was let in by Hemraj. They consumed alcohol and then entered Arushi’s room with the intention of sexually abusing her.” He stated that when Arushi raised alarm, she was gagged and hit on the head with a blunt instrument. “When Hemraj panicked, they ran to the terrace where they had an altercation that led to Hemraj’s murder with a cooler’s water pump. The accused then returned to Arushi’s room and killed her to cover up their tracks,” said Arun Kumar.


n “Arushi’s blood group was ‘B’ while that of Hemraj was ‘AB’. Yet Hemraj’s blood was found on Arushi’s pillow and on the stairs. “All this has been proved in the scientific tests.” Also, injury on Arushi’s head and the slitting of her neck later, too, has been proved, he added.

n “Fingerprint report is still awaited though the digital camera report did not provide any link with the crime. Besides this, the report on the T-shirt found at Rajkumar’s place has yet to come,” added the joint director. — UNI



HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |