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'CBI may look into cops probe botch-up'

CBI Director Vijay Shankar says it would look into the allegation that Noida police has destroyed evidence while probing the twin murders.

delhi Updated: Jul 13, 2008 22:57 IST

The CBI on Sunday said it would look into the allegation that Noida police has destroyed evidence while probing the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case.

Claiming that the country's premier probe agency has apprehended the real culprits in the case, its Director Vijay Shankar said "I say this with confidence that the CBI has opened up this blind case. We know who were the killers, we also know as to we have a lot of work to do ahead. Investigation is carrying on".

Talking to private news channel NDTV 24X7, he said, "in case there were evidences that were destroyed, they were destroyed wantonly, they were destroyed due to callousness, due to reasons beyond the local investigating agency's control, all these shall be looked into."

Replying to a query on media's role in the case, Shankar said the inconsistencies, which emerged during the coverage of the case, were the "creation of media's own".

"It is for the media to decide as to how far to go and how much to investigate, should they in one go become the upholder of the cause of the victim, investigator, prosecutor and the judge...Should they decide to violate the very limits of decency and privacy," he said.

Aarushi, a 14 year-old daughter of dentist couple-Dr Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, was killed in her Sector 25 house on the night of May 16. A day after the teenager's body was recovered, the domestic servant Hemraj's body was found on the terrace of the house.

Noida Police had arrested Rajesh Talwar for the murder.

A month after the incident, the case was transfered to CBI, which had on Friday said there was no evidence against Rajesh and the dentist's compounder has emerged as a "prime suspect."