The CBI remand of Krishna, arrested in connection with the Aarushi murder case, was extended by another four days on Monday.
Krishna, who worked as a compounder for Dr Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, was arrested on June 13. The CBI requested for the extension of his remand for further interrogation and recovery of the murder weapon. The agency stated in its application that some more medical tests are to be conducted on him.
Krishna’s defence counsel moved an application and sought time to talk to Krishna in private. He argued that he is not being allowed to meet Krishna. The CBI lawyer, R.K. Saini, countered the application saying: “There are provisions in the law for the defence to meet his client but he has not done so. The court in its previous order has allowed for a provision of a lawyer to be present during Krishna’s custody. But no one was present from his side.”
The defence further requested the court to allow for a review of the case diary quoting the provisions under CrPC 172 and said he feared that the case diary could be tampered with. Saini again countered the point, quoting the provisions under Section 172(3) CrPC and said the case diary cannot be provided for review and also that the diary and the details of medical tests cannot be provided due to the sensitivity of the case.
The defence again cited various provisions from the Constitution and 'illegal detention' of his client and asked for rejection of further remand extension. During the proceedings there was confusion between the lawyers about the demand for case diary and the
During the proceedings, Krishna’s sister Parvati and other relatives were present in the court. As Parvati spoke to Krishna, he broke down in the court. She asked him to swear upon her that he is not involved in the crime. Krishna put a hand on her head and told that he is innocent and is not involved in the case.
“Krishna’s face was swollen. On asking he said he is not allowed to sleep,” said one the relatives.
Sanjay Tyagi, one of the lawyers accompanying Krishna, said: “The court had asked Krishna about the treatment he is been subjected to. Krishna told the court that he was not allowed to sleep during the interrogations and is being subjected to torture. The court again asked Krishna where he was on the day of the crime. He replied that he was at his home.”