Second lie detector test for Talwar likely Friday (Second Lead)

June 19th, 2008 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Rajesh Talwar, arrested for the murder of his teenaged daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, will be subjected to one more polygraph test, possibly Friday, even as a special court Thursday rejected his bail plea and extended his judicial custody by a fortnight. “We had moved an application for the second lie detector test of Rajesh Talwar as his first lie detector test remained inconclusive,” Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Joint director Arun Kumar said.

“A lie detector test was also done on Vijay Mandal. Meanwhile, a psychological test of Rajkumar was also conducted at the AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) today,” he added.

Mandal, a domestic help of a neighbour of Talwar, was a friend of Hemraj. Rajkumar is the domestic help of the Duranis, dentist friends of Talwar.

However, Arun Kumar refused to divulge any information about the tests conducted on Mandal and Rajkumar.

“The matter is under investigation,” Kumar said.

When asked about Shambhu, a new name that has surfaced in some media reports, he said: “There is no suspect called Shambhu in the case.”

Meanwhile, a special court at its sitting in Ghaziabad town adjacent to the national capital, rejected Talwar’s bail plea.

“Since the investigation in the case is still continuing, Talwar’s judicial custody is a must,” pleaded R.K. Saini, the CBI lawyer.

Talwar’s counsel Satish Tamta opposed this, saying there was “no material evidence” to link the dentist to the crime.

“The CBI has not made Talwar an accused in the case. Therefore, he should be released on bail,” Tamta argued.

CBI court judge Sapna Mishra Tripathi went through the contents of the CBI case diary and then remanded Talwar to further 14 days’ judicial custody.

Aarushi, 14, was found murdered in her Jal Vayu Vihar apartment in suburban Noida May 16. The police initially named her family’s domestic help Hemraj as the prime accused but backtracked when his body was found on the roof of the building the next day.

The Noida police arrested Aarushi’s father May 23, saying he killed his daughter in a fit of rage as he objected to her closeness with Hemraj.

The CBI took over the case June 1 after a public outcry over the shoddy manner in which the Noida police had investigated the case.

The CBI June 13 arrested Talwar’s compounder Krishna and later said he had confessed to his involvement in the twin murders.

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