Terming it a petition contrary to the principles of criminal jurisprudence, the CBI has opposed Nupur Talwar’s move to seek review of an earlier Supreme Court verdict that upheld a lower court direction summoning her and her husband to stand trial in connection with the murder of their daughter and domestic help.
In its affidavit filed in response to the review petition, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has alleged that the real motive behind Nupur’s endeavour to reurge her defence before SC was to avoid an appearance before the magistrate court.
It said that Nupur, mother of slain Aarushi Talwar, had disregarded two SC directions asking her to appear before the trial court. According to the agency the multiple proceedings initiated by her have hampered the trial in the double murder case.
A bench headed by justice AK Ganguly had on January 6 rejected Nupur’s appeal challenging Allahabad High Court verdict’s that found no fault with the trial court order. In a rare order, however, another SC bench headed by justice AK Patnaik on March 15 agreed to hold an open court hearing on her review petition. Justice JS Khehar who alongwith justice Ganguly had delivered the earlier verdict was part of the second special bench.
The agency accused Nupur of moving a review petition before a new bench to avail its benefit. It has given lengthy details of the evidence against the dentist couple and rebutted every contention raised in the review petition. It has also annexed the narco-analysis reports of the couple with its affidavit.
Inconsistency between CBI teams
Investigation remains a continuous process till it reaches a logical conclusion, the agency claimed in its affidavit. “It is humbly submitted that CBI works as a composite unit and there is no concept of earlier team and later team,” it replied.
Scientific tests don’t exonerate couple
CBI contradicted Nupur’s claim of a clean chit on the basis of scientific tests. It sought an explanation from her as to how she was privy to such disclosures. Nevertheless, it added as a suspect the conclusion of scientific tests such as narco-analysis did not come to her aid.