Aarushi case: CBI may not oppose case transfer
Although the Talwars are exercising all possible legal options before the actual trial in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case begins, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sources indicated that the agency may not oppose the transfer of the case to Delhi.
On Friday, the Supreme Court (SC) had sought CBI's reply within two weeks over the transfer petition filed by the Talwars to shift the case to a Delhi court.
Talwars had raised security concerns at the Ghaziabad court during hearings. Also, in their petition they claimed that most of the witnesses in the case were based at Delhi.
However, Talwars counsel Satish Tamta confirmed that that there were no such request made for security concerns by them to the Ghaziabad police. On the other hand, the CBI on February 2, requested the Ghaziabad SSP to provide a substantial security cover during the hearings.
On 25 January, 2011, Dr Rajesh Talwar was attacked by Utsav Sharma inside the Ghaziabad Court complex during a hearing day. Sharma was nabbed soon after the attack but his parents stated that he was suffering from bipolar disorders.
The trial would see around 140 witnesses in the case, including only two witnesses whose CrPC 164 statements were recorded before the magistrate. The CBI sources say that majority of the witnesses were either based at Noida or Ghaziabad.
However, the much-awaited trial in the double murder case which was set to begin on Saturday at a CBI court in Ghaziabad was again delayed on Saturday. The court adjourned the hearing till February 29 after the counsels of Dr Rajesh Talwar and
Dr Nupur Talwar made a request for adjournment, stating that the Supreme Court was hearing their plea for the transfer of case from Ghaziabad to Delhi.