All three stood in same witness box
The three suspects in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case were produced before a CBI court in Ghaziabad. All the accused were made to stand in the same witness box for hours, reports Peeyush Khandelwal.Updated: Jul 12, 2008 03:06 IST
The three suspects in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case were produced before a CBI court in Ghaziabad on Friday. All the accused were made to stand in the same witness box for hours.
Supreme Court lawyer RK Anand appeared before the court in Krishna’s defence.
Anand submitted applications which opposed further extension of Krishna’s judicial custody, supply of documents regarding findings of the medical-tests performed on the accused, an application under Section 190 of the CrPC for action against the investigating agencies and for a private meeting with the accused.
Rajkumar’s defence counsel argued that the CBI was trying to plant evidence against him.
The counsel submitted an application to the court on the basis of their meeting with Rajkumar. In this application, Rajkumar had stated:
.A day after Aarushi’s post-mortem examination, Rajesh Talwar called him to his residence at L-31, Sector 32, Noida, around 1 pm
. He was asked to serve water in glass tumblers and made to clean Aarushi’s bloodstains
. He was kept under ‘illegal detention’ by the CBI and subjected to lie-detector, brain-mapping and Narco-analysis tests without his consent
. During the ‘illegal detention’, he was made to put his fingerprints on the glass tumblers and also on the walls of the house. The CBI had told him to create a scene of Hemraj’s murder
. The CBI made him lie on Aarushi’s bed and put his fingerprints on her bed and also made him walk in the room barefooted
. CBI officer Jamwal forced him to say that Krishna killed Hemraj in front of him and not to tell the same to his advocates
. He was threatened that he would be hanged if he refused to be a witness in the case and that some security guards would testify against him
. He was made to read sections 306, 307, 308 of the IPC and forced to become a witness
As per these revelations and application submitted before the court, the defence requested for an immediate action against the CBI officer, Jamwal and also against others.
The court later ordered Rajkumar to a judicial custody of 14 days till July 25. The hearing on the application would take place on July 14, the defence counsel said.