Ghaziabad: Acting on the plea filed by CBI, a Ghaziabad court on Tuesday gave its approval for conducting narco test on Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, parents of 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar who was found murdered in her Noida house on May 16, 2008.
Special Judicial Magistrate Preeti Singh granted the permission on an application filed by CBI about two weeks back.
The CBI, which has re-constituted its entire investigating team to probe the case, had earlier taken a written permission from the Talwars for conducting the tests on them.
Narco analysis involves psychotherapy which is conducted while the patient is deeply sedated with medication so that inhibitions are reduced and responses more truthful.
The latest development has once again turned the needle of suspicion to the Talwars who were earlier given clean chit in the case.
Importantly, the Talwars seemed ok with the idea of being subjected to narco test. Aarushi’s mother Nupur said, “We have undergone many tests before also and have no objection to further testing”.
Her husband and Aarushi’s father Rajesh agreed with her as well.
Dr Talwar said, “I don’t have any objection to narco test. If it is required it should be done; to put Aarushi’s murderer behind bars and to provide justice to my daughter.”
“Last week I was contacted by CBI officials and they asked for my support for a narco test. I am completely on for it. Although a lie detector and brain mapping test has already been conducted on me but then too I am ready to undergo any test,” he added.
However, both of them appeared dissatisfied by the probe of CBI. “We hope the agency concentrates on the real culprits in the case,” Nupur said.
Though both had apparently no problem in under going the so-called lie-detection test, their counsel opposed the CBI plea for same in court. Satish Tamta, counsel of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, opposed the CBI plea and said: "The final report has been submitted in the case and the parents have been found innocent."
"The parents are ill. The CBI under the pressure of media is trying to implicate the Talwars," Tamta added. .
However, CBI’s counsel Suresh Batra while submitting an application before Judicial Magistrate (CBI) Priti Singh for conducting narco-tests on the Talwars had said: "The newly constituted team of CBI has found some fresh clues, therefore, their (Rajesh and Nupur Talwar`s) narco-tests are a must."
Importantly, the CBI had conducted narco tests on other suspects Rajkumar, Vijay Mandal and Krishna – all domestic helps. However, all the suspects had come clean.
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, a suburb of Delhi. Her dentist father Rajesh Talwar was arrested and charged with the murder of Aarushi and their domestic servant Hemraj, who was found killed on May 17.
Later, the court found Rajesh Talwar innocent and a fresh probe was ordered in this wide-open double murder case.