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Dr Talwar is still a suspect, says CBI

A sessions court rejects Rajesh Talwar's bail application after CBI claimed that it had reasonable grounds to suspect his involvement, reports HT.

delhi Updated: Jul 06, 2008 09:11 IST
HT Correspondent

A Ghaziabad court rejected Dr Rajesh Talwar’s bail petition after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing into the Aarushi murder case, said that the dentist’s involvement in the crime could not be ruled out at this point in time.

His medical assistant Krishna’s arrest does not mean that Dr Talwar had been given a clean chit, the investigating agency told the court, adding that the probe was at a crucial stage to find out the killers.

The Noida Police had arrested Dr Talwar on May 23 on charges of killing his 14-year-old daughter and servant Hemraj.

Aarushi’s body was found in her bedroom on the morning of May 16 and the body of Hemraj, who was first named a suspect, was found a day later from the terrace of the Talwars’ Noida home. Investigators later said the two were killed around the same time.

Rejecting the bail application, District and Sessions Judge N.K. Jain said the “most astonishing fact is that Aarushi was found murdered in a room the keys of which were with Dr Rajesh Talwar”.

The judge said in his order that no efforts were made to look for Hemraj in the house after Aarushi’s body was found. No one checked the terrace and when Hemraj’s body was found, Dr Talwar and his brother refused to identify him. These were reasonable grounds that raise suspicion on Dr Talwar’s involvement in the crime.

The investigating agency said it was a case of “blind murder” — in which there were no witnesses and evidence had been tampered with — when it took over the probe. But now the investigation had reached a crucial stage, it added.