Aarushi case: Krishna applies for bail

Updated on Sep 11, 2008 10:54 PM IST

Krishna, one of the three accused in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case, applies for bail at a designated court of the Central Bureau of Investigation in Ghaziabad, reports Peeyush Khandelwal.

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Hindustan Times | By, Ghaziabad

Krishna, one of the three accused in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case, applied for bail at a designated court of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Ghaziabad on Thursday.

The petition will be disposed of on Friday.

The court could not pass the order on Thursday, as the bail application was filed a day before it is permitted by the law.

An accused can apply for bail only after the completion of 90 days in custody. Krishna will complete 90 days on Friday.

Krishna’s lawyer FC Sharma said, “The application would be disposed of tomorrow as no order could be passed today.”

Sharma had earlier petitioned to the court in June to discharge his client under a section that was deemed ‘non-applicable’ by the court.

Raj Kumar, another accused in the case, also filed his bail application through his lawyer in another Ghaziabad court. The application was later transferred to the designated CBI court. It will also be heard on Friday.

Vijay Mandal, co-accused in the case, is already out on bail.

Krishna and Raj Kumar moved bail applications in view of the failure of the CBI to file a chargesheet within the stipulated 90 days.

The chargesheet submission deadline lapsed on Wednesday, after which the accused are allowed to seek bail as per law.

Meanwhile, in a press conference on Tuesday, the CBI made it clear that it will “present the full facts of the case in a truthful and professional manner” if and when an accused applies for bail.

Aarushi Talwar and the family’s domestic help Hemraj, a Nepal citizen were killed on May 15/16 in the Talwars’ Noida residence.

The Noida police had first accused Hemraj of killing Aarushi, but his body was found on the terrace of the house the next day.

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    Peeyush Khandelwal writes on a range of issues in western Uttar Pradesh – from crime, to development authorities and from infrastructure to transport. Based in Ghaziabad, he has been a journalist for almost a decade.

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