CBI analysing Talwars’ narco tests
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the murder of Aarushi Talwar (13) and her family's domestic help Hemraj Banjade is analysing the responses of her parents (dentists Rajesh and Nupur Talwar) given during a narco test conducted on them separately in Gandhinagar, Gujarat recently.delhi Updated: Feb 22, 2010 00:54 IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the murder of Aarushi Talwar (13) and her family's domestic help Hemraj Banjade is analysing the responses of her parents (dentists Rajesh and Nupur Talwar) given during a narco test conducted on them separately in Gandhinagar, Gujarat recently.
The Talwar duo was put through a “six-hour-long” narco test, separately, at Gandhinagar’s state forensic science laboratory.
Rajesh and Nupur, said a CBI source who requested anonymity, were asked to recount/narrate in minute detail how “the 72 hours” unfolded, before and after the crime: Aarushi's parents were asked to reconstruct events of May 15, 16 and 17 2008.
CBI investigators, apart from attempting to find clues, if any, to the unsolved case, are verifying if Rajesh’s and Nupur’s versions vary in details, said the CBI source.
The Talwars, said the CBI source, were asked questions to ascertain if they were linked to the swapping of Aarushi’s vaginal swab/s with another person’s. The CBI, the source added, had also grilled the parents to find out if Aarushi’s cremation was hastened.
Aarushi and Banjade were killed in identical manner, their heads bludgeoned with a blunt object and throats sliced with a sharp weapon, on May 16, 2008.
While Aarushi’s body was found in her bedroom, Banjade’s body was recovered from the building’s terrace, a day later.
Though an agency team was present at the laboratory during the tests, only a panel of medical specialists had grilled the Talwars as per protocol.
When contacted by HT, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar refused to comment about the narco tests; CBI’s spokesperson Harsh Bhal too offered no comments.
Suspect’s lawyer to approach NHRC
A lawyer representing Rajkumar Sharma, a suspect in Aarushi Talwar’s murder, will seek action against CBI’s case officers by approaching the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Sharma’s lawyer Naresh Yadav, while talking to HT, alleged that the CBI’s probe team had “tortured Rajkumar to get fake confessions during narco tests conducted on him in 2008. I will submit video recordings of narco tests done on Rajkumar, Krishna and Mandal to the NHRC and seek against concerned CBI officials,” said Yadav.