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CBI gets Talwar’s custody for a day

A day after the CBI took over the probe, the court in Noida allowed one-day custody of Talwar, specifying that his lawyer must be present during his interrogation.

delhi Updated: Jun 03, 2008 07:30 IST
Hindustan Times

The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Noida sent Dr Rajesh Talwar on a day’s remand to the CBI on Monday.

The agency has now been asked to approach the designated CBI court in Ghaziabad for further custody of Talwar.

The agency, the remand paper states, requested for seven days custody of Talwar. The CBI had stated that the nature of the offence was very serious and they needed to recover the murder weapon and interrogate Talwar.

Talwar’s advocate, Mahender Pratap Singh, said, “The CBI moved an application seeking seven days remand of Talwar, but we pleaded that he has already spent three days in the custody of the Noida police during which they failed to make any recoveries though they had even taken him to Hardwar.”

“There is no need for fresh police remand. The court allowed a lawyer to be present during interrogation at a safe distance without disturbing the interrogation,” he said.

Senior Prosecution Official PC Srivastava said the CBI remand was till 4 pm Tuesday.
The CBI began its probe into the case on Sunday. The Central government issued a notification on Saturday entrusting the investigation of the case to the CBI.

The agency re-registered the case under section 302 (murder) of the IPC against unknown persons. Aarushi, 13, and Hemraj, the domestic help of the Talwars, were murdered at the sector 25 home in Noida on the night of May 15-16.

A week after the murders, the Noida police said Aarushi’s father Dr Rajesh Talwar was the killer and arrested him.

Meanwhile, RK Chaturvedi on Monday joined as the SSP of Gautam Budha Nagar (Noida). He replaced A Satish Ganesh who was transferred along with the IG and DIG after the Noida double murder case was handed over to the CBI.