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Rajesh Talwar 'suspected accused', says CBI

IANS  Ghaziabad, January 21, 2011
First Published: 11:44 IST(21/1/2011) | Last Updated: 12:20 IST(21/1/2011)

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday told a court in Ghaziabad that it was against handing over documents of teenager Aarushi Talwar's murder case to her father Rajesh Talwar as he was a "suspected accused" in the case.

In its arguments before a special CBI court in Ghaziabad, the investigation agency submitted that Talwar was not a complainant and was instead a "suspected accused" and hence not entitled to get documents pertaining to the case.

To this, Talwar's lawyer Satish Tamta argued that if Talwar was a suspected accused, then why was no chargesheet filed against him. He then requested the court to order a reinvestigation into the Aarushi's murder in 2008.

Naresh Yadav, the lawyer for three of Talwar's domestic helps, meanwhile, submitted that a chargesheet be filed against the accused to ensure that the domestic helps are not implicated again.

Aarushi, 14, was found murdered under mysterious circumstances in her parents' Jalvayu Vihar apartment in Noida, May 16, 2008. Their domestic help Hemraj's body was found on the flat's terrace a day later.

Rajesh Talwar was arrested soon after the murders but let off when investigators could find no evidence against him.

Krishna, Talwar's medical assistant; Raj Kumar, a domestic help with a family friend of the Talwars; and Vijay Mandal, another domestic help in the neighbourhood, were also arrested during investigations but were let off due to lack of evidence.

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