Ghaziabad: The closure report file by the CBI in the in the two-and-a-half-year-old Aarushi murder case has reportedly blamed the Uttar Pradesh police for poor initial investigation and has suggested that the crime may have been committed by some one already in the house.
According to media reports, while the agency has admitted it could not gather clinching evidence against any of the accused in the teenager’s murder, it has put the blame of not having solid proof on the UP police which first investigated the case.
CBI has said that the evidence gathered by police was ‘poor.’ Police had come under much criticism from all quarters because of its lax approach to the case which was then handed over to the CBI.
Not only that, the report says it did not find any evidence indicating forced entry into the house and room where Aarushi was killed.
The report also says the probe did not find the murder weapon which could have been the evidence that could nail the accused – in this case the three domestic helps in the house.
CBI on Wednesday filed its closure report in a special court in Ghaziabad in the two-and-a-half-year-old Aarushi murder case in which a teenager and her domestic help were killed at their residence.
14-year-old daughter of dentist couple Rajesh Talwar and Nupur was found dead with her throat slit at their house at Jalwayu Vihar at Noida on May 16, 2008.
CBI had arrested the three suspects -- Raj Kumar, Vijay Mandal and Krishna -- in the case. Defence Counsel Naresh Yadav expressed unhappiness over the closure report and accused CBI of shielding the accused.
"CBI is acting under the influence of certain politicians and wealthy people. CBI knows about the accused involved in the case. Since they (accused) are well off, they are trying to save them. The closure report is also filed in connivance with them," Yadav claimed.