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Aarushi case: Nupur Talwar's bail plea rejected

Ghaziabad: Dentist Nupur Talwar was today denied bail in the sensational 2008 double murder of her daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj by a special CBI court which felt she may create hindrance in trial and flee from justice if granted relief.

The court of Additional District Judge S. Lal, which had reserved the order on the bail application of Nupur yesterday, said that while prima facie she was accused of killing her own progeny and the servant who came from Nepal, she may also create hindrance in smooth disposal of trial if given a bail.

Ordering 14-days judicial custody, the court, in its four-page order, also said that Nupur may flee from justice to delay the trial in the case.

Nupur, who was taken to Dasna Jail immediately after the order, will appear in the court of Special CBI Magistrate who is expected to commit the case to sessions for trial.

Seeking Nupur's bail, her lawyer G. P. Thareja had earlier said that she and her husband Rajesh Talwar, also a dentist, had undergone all sorts of scientific tests like polygraph, brain mapping and Narco analysis which were "clean like a whistle".

CBI public prosecutor R. K. Saini had countered that Nupur wanted to get out of the clutches of the court as despite repeated warrants, bailable and non-bailable, she did not appear before Magistrate's court until Supreme Court directed her to do so. — PTI




Blasts in Kabul after Obama visit, 6 dead 

Kabul: An Afghan police official said three explosions went off early Wednesday in the eastern part of the capital, and were followed by sporadic shooting. The Afghan governmnet says at least six people have been killed in blasts in the capital on Wednesday morning. Interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi says a suicide car bomb exploded near Jalalabad road, one of the main thoroughfares of the city. He says the blast killed four people inside a civilian car, a passerby, and a security guard of a nearby building. 

The blasts took place hours after President Barack Obama ended a quick visit to Afghanistan, where he marked the first anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death. He spoke to troops and met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Kabul police official Mohammed Zahir said the blasts were heard near a "camp for foreigners" in the east of Kabul.

Ministry of interior spokesman Sidiq Sidiqi said one of the blasts was a car bomb, possibly driven by a suicide attacker.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack.





CBI raids in CWG scam across India 

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed four FIRs in the ‘synthetic turf’ scam that took place during the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. As many as 20 places in Delhi, Kolkata and Ghaziabad have been raided by the CBI sleuths this morning in connection with this scam. 

The scam-hit Commonwealth Games Organising Committee is currently facing 45 legal cases filed by private companies seeking outstanding payment for their CWG-related work.

Officials said that the number of cases against OC, which is under the scanner of investigating agencies for alleged financial irregularities, have risen to 45 from 30 in the last six months.

The cases, filed in various courts here and in Pune, are related to dispute in finance, workforce, catering, merchandising, cleaning and waste management, technology and other functional areas. The Organising Committee, which conducted the Commonwealth Games between October 3-14, 2010, has digitised its records. It will now to hand-over its charge to Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs.





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