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Ex-DSP quizzed again

india Updated: Jul 02, 2008 01:26 IST
Kapil Datta
Kapil Datta
Hindustan Times
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The Central Bureau of Investigation questioned retired DSP of Noida Police KK Gautam, who apparently discovered Hemraj’s body, for the third time on Tuesday.

Gautam was called to the CBI headquarters and questioned for nearly four hours. He said he was asked how he reached the spot when he had no relations with the Talwars and what he did after that.

Gautam said he had accompanied Sushil Choudhary, director of I Care Hospital, to Talwars’ home to pay his condolences to the family. Rajesh Talwar’s brother Dinesh was associated with Choudhary.

The day Hemraj’s body was found, Gautam had told the media after inspecting the spot that he suspected the presence of more than three people in his room. There were three glasses in Hemraj’s room, which pointed to the presence of three people, he had said.

“I was at the CBI headquarters for over four hours. They questioned me to clear their doubts. I told them whatever I knew and how I reached Talwars’ house and how Hemraj’s body was traced,” Gautam told HT on Tuesday.

“The CBI, it appears, is close to cracking the case. It all depends on forensic reports,” he said. “It was a blind murder and investigation takes time, especially when lot of evidence had been destroyed due to the unskilled handling of case by the Noida Police,” he said. Gautam said that from his experience, it appeared that sex may be the motive and the accused may be servants associated with Hemraj. The CBI, he said, had made arrests only on the basis of forensic evidence.

Regarding Talwar’s role, Gautam said: “He has still not been cleared of the charges. The CBI is conducting further tests to detect his role in the crime, if any.” Noida Police officer Bachu Singh was also questioned.

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