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CBI court resumes hearing in Aarushi murder case

A special CBI court resumed hearing in the Aarushi murder case today. Aarushi's father, Rajesh Talwar, is arguing against the CBI's closure report.
Agencies | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2011 10:22 AM IST

A special CBI court will on Friday resume hearing in the Aarushi murder case. Aarushi's father, Rajesh Talwar, is arguing against the CBI's closure report.

The Talwars claim that they have not received the closure report that the court had ordered the CBI to provide them with during its last hearing.

Aarushi and her family's domestic help Banjade, 45, were killed on May 16, 2008 in Noida. The CBI, which took over the case from the Noida police, filed its closure report after a 30-month probe.

The court had rejected Talwars' application for an intervention in the hearing on closure report. The Talwars, through their counsel, had also requested the court to disallow the closure of the case. The court, calling Talwars' intervention 'premature', rejected the application.

The CBI, which was roped in to investigate the murders after the local police failed, had filed their closure report citing "insufficient evidence" to investigate further.

In their 31-page report, the agency has called the accused Raj Kumar Sharma, Krishna Thadari and Vijay Mandal "innocent".

Also, although the CBI pointed fingers at Dr Rajesh, the agency decided not to chargesheet him due to insufficient evidence.

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