Monday, June 2, 2008

UP cops messed up Aarushi murder probe: CBI

Dentist Rajesh Talwar, arrested by Noida police on charges of murdering his daughter Aarushi, was on Monday taken into custody for a day by the CBI for questioning even as the investigating agency found loopholes in the probe carried out by the UP police till now.

CBI investigators who examined the crime scene and questioned witnesses pointed that the UP police had not picked blood samples or the finger prints properly from the crime scene.

Senior CBI officials, probing the case, while remaining silent on the investigations, said the case could have been solved in less than 24 hours if the probe had been carried out properly by UP police.

The UP police had not even sealed the room where 14-year-old Aarushi was found dead with her throat slit on May 16. Officials said the police had allowed Aarushi's relatives to use the same room for performing prayers.

CBI investigators are said to be busy completing the chain of events that led to the crime and questioning Talwar, who was brought in from Noida court here on Monday evening.

Dressed in a white-kurta, Talwar, surrounded by the CBI sleuths, arrived at the agency's headquarters in the evening. He faced some CBI questions on his way to its office.

The agency moved an application before the court in Noida seeking Talwar's custody for questioning in connection with the case, while moving an application in the designated CBI court at Ghaziabad.

The Noida court granted permission to the CBI for questioning Talwar who was arrested by the Noida police, who claimed that he had killed Aarushi in a fit of rage after he found her with domestic help Hemraj in an objectionable" position.


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