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Aarushi’s uncle on CBI radar

CBI officials said the closure report, submitted before a Ghaziabad special court on December 29, had detailed Dinesh's alleged role in attempting to influence Aarushi's autopsy at the Noida district hospital. Abhishek Sharan reports.

delhi Updated: Feb 12, 2011 02:36 IST
Abhishek Sharan

The CBI court that is hearing the Aarushi Talwar-Hemraj Banjade murders may summon Dr Dinesh Talwar, brother of Dr Rajesh Talwar, as an accused in the case.

CBI officials said the closure report, submitted before a Ghaziabad special court on December 29, had detailed Dinesh's alleged role in attempting to influence Aarushi's autopsy at the Noida district hospital.

According to the closure report, Dinesh allegedly made Dr. Sunil Dohre, the Noida district hospital's doctor who had done the autopsy, talk to someone on the phone under the impression that he was talking to a Dr Dogra, head of Forensics, AIIMS, to allegedly attempt to influence the outcome of the autopsy.

"We had not charged anybody; it is the court that has charged dentists Rajesh and Nupur Talwar. Similarly, considering what our closure report clearly said about Dr Dinesh Talwar's attempt to influence the autopsy process, it is expected that the court could summon him as an accused after the charges against Rajesh and Nupur are proved," the CBI spokesperson told HT. Despite repeated attempts, HT could not contact Dr Dinesh Talwar.

Satish Tamta, the counsel of the Talwars, told HT, "The portion about Dr Dinesh Talwar and Dr Sunil Dohre, as contained in the CBI closure report, was placed before the Ghaziabad court. Dohre had informed the person, who allegedly sought to introduce himself as Dr. Dogra, that he will take only the required samples and nothing more, so where was any tampering or attempt to influence the autopsy? "

Tamta added, "This is hypothetical, whether or not Dinesh will be called. It is up to the CBI to produce evidence and for the court to decide."

According to the CBI's closure report, Dinesh's mobile phone call details of May 16, 2008, had showed his "close interaction with Dr. Sushil Choudhary, and the loop of calls between Dinesh Talwar, Dr. Sushil Choudhary and KK Gautam".

The report said Chaudhary had contacted Gautam, a retired police officer, "to inform him about Aarushi's murder and conveyed the request of Dr Dinesh Talwar that rape should not be mentioned in the post-mortem report".