Krishna Thadarai, former medical assistant of dentist Rajesh Talwar, has allegedly said in a video that he was asked by the CBI’s former joint director Arun Kumar to own up to the double murder of Talwars’ daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj.
The video was purportedly recorded during a narco analysis test conducted on Thadarai after his arrest in June 2008. Narco test findings are not admissible in courts. .
Thadarai purportedly claimed in the video that the officer had promised him a reduced sentence if he owned up to the murders.
“I have not committed any crime. I had told them the first time when they had asked me to take the allegations on myself,” Thadarai had said while responding to the queries of a medical expert during the test in the video. When the doctor asked Thadarai about who had asked him to implicate himself, Krishna said, “IG Kumar”.
Kumar had supervised the probe in the case that had on June 13, 2008 led to the arrest of Thadarai and two other domestic helps - Rajkumar Sharma and Vijay Mandal.
Kumar refused to talk to HT on the issue saying he was busy with the elections in Bihar. He had, however, earlier told PTI, “I need not see that (video). Original narco is not there… It is not from authentic source. Please get the CD from the lab or the CBI or from the accused persons whom it is authentically given. It’s (these allegations) not there in original CD.”
Kumar, a 1985-batch IPS officer is currently posted as inspector general with the Central Reserve Police Force in Patna.