Krishna, Rajkumar get bail in Aarushi murder case

September 12th, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS  

Aarushi TalwarGhaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 12 (IANS) A court here Friday granted bail to Krishna and Raj Kumar, accused of the murders of teenager Aarushi Talwar and her family’s domestic help Hemraj.Krishna’s bail application was filed before Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special magistrate Sapna Misra, while Raj Kumar’s bail plea was filed before additional district judge Rama Jain.

CBI counsel Suresh Batra had opposed Krishna’s bail since was a foreign national and could flee to his homeland Nepal. Batra said Raj Kumar also needed to be in judicial custody till the investigations were complete.

Krishna and Raj Kumar were granted bail on two sureties of Rs.25,000 each. Vijay Mandal, the third accused, got bail last week.

Aarushi was found killed with her throat slit in her Noida home May 16. The Noida police initially blamed family help Hemraj but backtracked after his body was found a day later on the terrace of the apartment.

Aarushi’s dentist father Rajesh Talwar was arrested a week later. On July 11, CBI joint director Arun Kumar gave a clean chit to Talwar and accused his medical assistant Krishna and two others, Raj Kumar and Vijay Mandal, on the basis of narco analysis tests.

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