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Peeyush Khandelwal, Hindustan Times
Ghaziabad, June 12, 2013
Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, accused in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case, on Wednesday submitted before the trial court a list of 13 persons who could appear as defence witnesses in the case.

Primarily, the list includes the names of former CBI joint director and present Uttar Pradesh ADG (law & order) Arun Kumar, former HOD at AIIMS RK Sharma, gynaecologist Dr Urmil Sharma, dentist Dr Amulya Chaddha and Dr Richa Saxena— a witness on CBI’s original list of witnesses who examined Aarushi’s vaginal slides/smears.

The list also includes the name of Dr SL Vaya of forensic science laboratory at Gandhi Nagar who conducted Narco and brain mapping tests on the Talwars. “The CBI counsels sought time for Thursday to file their objections to the list of 13 witnesses we submitted,” Talwars’ lawyer Manoj Shishodia said.

CBI special public prosecutor RK Saini said, “We will file our objections against their list of 13 witnesses and also over their request for provision of documents on Thursday.”

In an application filed before the court on Tuesday, Talwars had named a forensic science expert, Andrei Semikhodskii from England.

But the name did not figure in the list of 13 witnesses submitted on Wednesday.

Talwars stated that more witnesses could be included once their previous application is decided by the court.