Court nod to narco tests on Aarushi’s parents (Second Lead)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

GHAZIABAD - A local court Tuesday gave its nod to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) plea for conducting narco tests on Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, parents of 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar who was found murdered in her Noida house May 16, 2008.

“The court has mentioned in the order that a medical examination be conducted on the Talwars before CBI conducts the narco tests,” said Naresh Yadav, counsel for one of those earlier suspected in the Aarushi murder case.

He said the medical examination will be conducted in a government hospital and then Rajesh and Nupur Talwar will be handed over to the CBI.

The court had Monday reserved its order on CBI’s plea for narco-analysis of the Talwars.

CBI counsel Suresh Batra had submitted an application before Judicial Magistrate (CBI) Priti Singh requesting that the bureau be allowed to conduct narco tests on Aarushi’s parents.

He told the court that after a new team was formed to probe the case, certain “new substantial facts” have surfaced. Therefore, the narco test of the Talwars would be helpful in taking the probe forward.

Though Satish Tamta, counsel of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, opposed the CBI plea in court, Rajesh Talwar had told IANS the day before: “We are ready for any tests… We are OK with it”.

Aarushi Talwar was found with her throat slit and several stab wounds to her face on May 16, 2008 in her parents’ house at Jalvayu Vihar in Noida, adjacent to national capital Delhi. Her dentist father Rajesh Talwar was arrested and charged with the murder of Aarushi and their domestic servant Hemraj, whose body was found the next day.

Rajesh Talwar was released when the CBI failed to file the chargesheet against him within the legally stipulated period. Then a fresh probe was ordered.

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