In an unusual step, the CBI on Monday termed reports that Rajesh Talwar and his wife Nupur were not present in their house on the night their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj were murdered as speculative.
"It is clarified that the news item is speculative and not true. Investigation of the case is progressing diligently," a statement issued by CBI said.
The clarification came after Nupur Talwar visited the CBI headquarters and requested the agency to give clarifications regarding the media report.
"I have requested the CBI to make clarifications regarding the report that has been attributed to the agency," Nupur told reporters.
Earlier, a section of the media had reported that the couple were not present at the house on the night of murder and were present at a party in a south Delhi hotel where more than a dozen rooms were booked.
"We were very much present in the house. Neither my husband had booked any room in any hotel in Delhi nor did we spend any time outside our house on that night," she said in a statement.
Nupur said she would be filing complaints regarding this with all concerned authorities to "take action against offending news channels and a section of the print media for airing such brazenly concocted and scurrilously sensational stories, which are damaging to the reputation of the entire family and also of our deceased daughter".
Meanwhile, highly placed sources within the agency claimed that till date not a single piece of evidence has been unearthed against Talwar.