Noida murder: Krishna’s lawyer thrashed

June 12th, 2008 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, June 12 (IANS) The lawyer of Krishna, compounder to Noida twin murder accused dentist Rajesh Talwar, was Thursday attacked by other lawyers when he was going to a special court here, since they had announced a shutdown. The incident occurred in the morning when Krishna’s lawyer Praveen Rai and his local aide F.C. Sharma were proceeding to towards the special magistrate (Central Bureau of Investigation - CBI) court.

Senior lawyer Bhartendu Sharma said: “As the lawyers here had announced a strike in Ghaziabad courts, the two were intercepted and their papers were torn.”

Nahar Singh Yadav, former president of the Bar Association of Ghaziabad, added: “When the agitated lawyers queried, Rai said they were going to file an application before the court to know Krishna’s status - whether he is an accused or a merely witness.

“The CBI had detained him since June 11 illegally. Therefore they had come to request the court to intervene.”

Krishna was subjected to a lie detector test Monday and then again on Tuesday in New Delhi. The CBI Wednesday took him to a forensic laboratory in Bangalore for further tests to verify his statements.

Aarushi Talwar, 14, and her family’s domestic help Hemraj was found dead May 16-17. Her father Rajesh Talwar, under arrest, has been the main accused.

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