CBI takes Talwar’s compounder to Bangalore for narco test

June 11th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday took Krishna, the compounder at the Noida clinic of dentist Rajesh Talwar, to Bangalore for a narco test. Rajesh is the father of Aarushi, who was found murdered along with the family’s servant Hemraj last month. CBI sources said Krishna had vital information about the alleged illicit relationship between Rajesh and Anita Durrani, who is also a dentist. Krishna’s narco test may provide clues that could help solve the double murder. The Durranis and the Talwars were partners in a dental clinic in Noida.

Aarushi, 14, was found dead in her Noida home May 16. The Noida police initially named Hemraj as the prime suspect and even sent teams to trace him. But his body was found the next day on the terrace of the house. The CBI took over the case after the Noida police drew flak for shoddy investigations.

On Tuesday, the CBI conducted the lie-detector test for the second day on Krishna and said the murders were a “pre-meditated conspiracy” and not committed on the “spur of the moment” as earlier believed. Krishna was the first person to have told the police that Rajesh was having an affair with Anita Durrani.

The needle of suspicion pointed to Krishna, 32, after his first lie detector test Monday that went on for six hours.

The investigating agency also got his finger prints from the Talwars’ Jalvayu Vihar residence.

“The precision of the wounds on Aarushi’s body suggest that the murderer knew surgical procedures. This raises a finger of suspicion at Krishna, who is a compounder at Rajesh Talwar’s clinic,” the CBI official said.

“Following Krishna’s statement, a CBI team Monday night took him to three places - the Hindon river, Khera village and Nithari,” all in Noida, the official said.

The CBI has suspected that Krishna might have disposed of the weapon used in the two murders.

Meanwhile, Krishna told a news channel that he is innocent. “I am innocent and I have not done anything. The CBI is trying to frame me to shield Rajesh Talwar,” a visibly distraught Krishna told the channel as he was being whisked away by the CBI. “Save me,” he cried out.

Krishna, who hails from Nepal, had been working as compounder at Rajesh Talwar’s Noida clinic for the last three years and was a confidante of Hemraj.

Rajesh has been under arrest for alleged involvement in the murders. “He remains a suspect,” CBI sources said.

According to the investigators, the door to Aarushi’s room was open and it was impossible that Rajesh did not hear her cries.

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