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Friday, Dec 06, 2019

Talwar’s custody extended till July 2

A court extended Dr Rajesh Talwar’s judicial custody till July 2 while allowing the CBI to make him take another lie detector test on Friday.

india Updated: Jun 19, 2008 23:44 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times

A court on Thursday extended Dr Rajesh Talwar’s judicial custody till July 2 while allowing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to make him take another lie detector test on Friday, since the first one remained inconclusive.

Talwar was brought to the court of Sapna Mishra, Special Magistrate (CBI) at Ghaziabad, since his judicial custody expired on Thursday. The magistrate extended the judicial remand amidst demand by Talwar’s lawyer for his release due to “want of any evidence”. CBI counsel RK Saini, however, stressed Talwar be kept in jail because of the seriousness of the crime.

The court asked the CBI to submit the case diary which would be analysed before Talwar's bail plea is heard on June 26.

Talwar was subjected to a Polygraphic Test at the Central Forensic Science Laboratory in New Delhi on June 4-5. The CBI on Thursday moved another application for a second Polygraphic Test because it was “essential to ascertain further clues from Rajesh Talwar through scientific tests”.

Talwar’s lawyers didn’t oppose the application and the court directed the Dasna district jail superintendent to produce Rajesh Talwar directly before the Director of CFSL at CGO complex on June 20 at 10 am. Talwar’s lawyer Satish Tamta, however, said there was no basis to keep him behind bars. “There is no co-relation between Rajesh Talwar and his compounder Krishna and my client is ready to move into a flat near the CBI headquarter and cooperate,” said Tamta. Talwar’s bail application will be heard on June 26.

Talwar meets family

During the court proceedings, Rajesh Talwar’s wife Nupur, brother Dinesh Talwar and other family members were also present. The defence requested the court to allow Rajesh’s family to meet him, which they did in an adjoining room. Police officials accompanying Rajesh allowed his family members to meet him one by one. The meeting lasted only about 2 minutes. “Rajesh is fine and is confident he will come out of the case clean, as he is inncocent,” said Nupur Talwar after the meeting.