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Aarushi case hearing on Tuesday

Last Updated: Monday, February 7, 2011 - 18:19

Ghaziabad: The hearing in Aarushi-Hemraj
double murder case will take place in a special CBI court here
tomorrow during which the agency will put forth its opinion on
the protest petition filed by the slain teenager`s family
against its closure report.

The CBI is expected to stand by its closure report in
the case and is likely to challenge the petition filed by
Aarushi`s father Rajesh Talwar, official sources said.

They, however, said the Court can take cognisance of
the closure report and issue orders to the agency based on the
Meanwhile, the local police have planned to put in
place an elaborate security in the court premises following an
attack on Aarushi`s father during the last hearing on January

Besides deployment of personnel from the local police
station and the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) security
would also be provided to the Talwar family.
Utsav Sharma, a resident of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh,
who had earlier stabbed former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore, a
convict in the Ruchika molestation case, had attacked Talwar
with a cleaver.

The incident had sent shockwaves among the district
police and those in the court premises.
Though the Court was scheduled to hear the matter on
the same day post lunch, the attack forced the court to defer
the matter till February 8.

The parents in the petition have alleged that there
were "deliberate lapses" in the investigation besides
noticeable non-mentioning of material pieces of evidence.

They have also pleaded that further investigation
should be ordered into the case "so that the culprits involved
in this heinous crime are apprehended, and investigated
against and brought to trial."

In the petition, the Talwars have given the sequence
of events during the night of May 15 when the teenager was
murdered and during subsequent days as per their memory.

"The Petitioner submits that the conclusions arrived
at by the Central Bureau of Investigation on several material
facts, issues and circumstances are manifestly erroneous and
are based on presumptions, conjectures and surmises, not
substantiated or supported by true and actual facts.

"There are deliberate lapses noticed by the
Petitioner, besides noticeable non-mentioning of material
pieces of evidence collected during the investigation of the
case, which had lead to the filing of this petition," the
petition said.

14-year-old Aarushi was found murdered at her
residence in 2008. The body of their domestic help Hemraj was
found on the terrace of the house later.


First Published: Monday, February 7, 2011 - 18:19

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