Noida Police in trouble as Talwar gets clean chit

July 11th, 2008 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) After being in the line of fire for their shoddy investigation into the murders of teenager Aarushi and her family help Hemraj, the Noida Police now have more to worry. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday said that the Noida Police had no evidence against dentist Rajesh Talwar when they arrested him on charges of killing his only daughter Aarushi and Hemraj, 45.

“The Noida Police case diary does not have any evidence against Talwar. We have also not found any evidence against him so far,” CBI Joint Director Arun Kumar told reporters here.

The Noida Police arrested Talwar May 23 and claimed that he killed Aarushi because she had stumbled upon his affair with a fellow dentist and had been discussing it with her friends.

Inspector General of Police Gurdarshan Singh had claimed May 23 that Talwar’s objection to his daughter’s alleged close relations with Hemraj prompted him to kill them both.

Talwar’s wife Nupur had constantly claimed that her husband was innocent of the crime he had been charged with.

After taking over the investigation June 1, the CBI took Talwar into its custody.

“We subjected to him two lie-detector tests. While the first one was inconclusive, in the second no deception was found in any of his responses,” Kumar said.

“We also subjected to him two psychoanalysis tests at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi) and both were clear,” he said.

“Nupur (Talwar) was also subjected two lie-detector tests and psychoanalysis tests and both were clear,” Kumar said, referring to the dentist’s doctor wife.

In a bid to not to repeat the mistakes of the Noida Police, the CBI investigators tried to recreate the crime scene and found that it would have been impossible for Aarushi’s parents sleeping in the adjacent room to hear her screams because of the air-conditioning.

“We did a simulation exercise, that is we recreated the crime scene at real crime time. We switched on both the air-conditioners around midnight.

“If a person (who is) awake could not listen to the sound, then it would have been very difficult for a sleeping person (Aarushi’s parents) to hear the noise,” Kumar said.

The CBI officer admitted that contrary to speculative reports in a section of the media, the doctor couple were very much asleep in their room when the murder took place.

“They (Nupur and Rajesh) were inside the room and were sleeping,” Kumar said.

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