The Ghaziabad court hearing the Aarushi Talwar double-murder case has admitted a petition to examine a blood-stained surgical glove found near the Talwar residence as evidence.
The applicant, K Ashish, told admitted a petitionthe court that he found the glove from a drain near the Talwar’s residence, where Aarushi and the Talwar’s domestic help Hemraj Banjade were found murdered in May, 2008. He said the glove was found even as the CBI probe was underway.
Ashish’s lawyer Sanjay Tyagi told HT that the CBI was contacted a number of times by his client but was ignored. He said Ashish even spoke to the case investigator of the initial probe team, but the official “showed no interest in the matter”.
Ashish also told the court that he had tried to contact CBI officials after a R1 lakh award was announced for information, but official were dismissive again.
Ashish has requested the court, though his application, to get the glove, which is still in his possession, sealed and sent for forensic examination as it may help in solving the double murder.
The court has asked for a copy of the application to the sent to the CBI. A spokesperson for the agency said the order has to examined before any action is decided.
This new twist comes a day after Hindustan Times reported that the probe agency was looking at the possibility of the killer(s) wearing gloves.
The Talwars have been made accused in the case by the court. Nupur Talwar has filed a revision petition against the SJM's orders at the Allahabad high court. The petition is pending decision.