Aarushi murder case: Talwar’s lawyer moves court against police (Lead)

May 28th, 2008 - 5:19 pm ICT by admin  

Noida, May 28 (IANS) Abhijeet Banerjee, the lawyer of dentist Rajesh Talwar who is accused of murdering his 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and servant Hemraj, Wednesday filed a petition in a local court to issue a contempt notice to Noida police for not allowing him to accompany his client when Talwar was sent to police custody. While ordering that Talwar be sent to police custody for three days, the court had said Tuesday a lawyer should be present with the accused during questioning.

However, Banerjee alleged that he was not allowed to accompany Talwar. He claimed he had to wait at the Noida Sector-20 police station for the team that took Talwar to an unknown destination.

“Neither were the police officers who took my client picking up their phones nor were the officials at the station telling us their whereabouts,” Banerjee said.

“I had no option but to approach the court for help. So, now I have filed a writ petition in the court,” he added.

Senior Prosecution Officer (SPO) P.C. Srivastava said: “The court will take up the issue of contempt Friday.”

Talwar was arrested May 23 for the twin murders at his Noida residence and initially remanded to 14 days’ judicial custody.

On Tuesday, Aarushi’s family demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the murders.

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