Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday defended its handling of the Aarushi and Hemraj murder case. IG Law and Order Bhanu Pratap Singh said that they could have reached the right conclusions if they had continued with the investigations in the Aarushi murder case. “The case was transferred to the CBI very soon.”
In the absence of DGP Vikram Singh and ADG (Law and Order) Brij Lal, Singh faced a volley of questions from the media about the Noida police’s role in the investigations and the statements made by the senior police officers.
Singh also added that Dr Rajesh Talwar has been provided a relief but the CBI has still not given him a clean chit. He said that the case is sub judice and let the court decide on it. “Let the court decide. The court will have the case diary and decide about the case,” he said.
Replying to a question about action against the Noida cops, Uttar Pradesh Home Secretary Kumar Kamlesh said that the state government had not received anything in writing from the Central agency. “Let something come officially from the CBI,” he said. The IG, however, said that the observations made by the police officers in the case did not count till the charges were made against the accused in a chargesheet.
The role of the Noida police came under scanner after CBI’s observations about Dr Rajesh Talwar contradicted the theory of the Noida police.
Defending his force, Noida SSP RK Chaturvedi said, “The case diary was with the CBI. If they did not suspect him, why did they keep him in remand for so many days? It is only after conducting so many tests that they claim there is no evidence against him. Investigation of the Noida police was in its initial stage when the case was handed over to the CBI.”