Aarushi murder: Seniors prevented me from arresting Nupur Talwar, says CBI officer
There was evidence against Nupur Talwar in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case but senior CBI officers prevented her arrest, agency investigator told special court here during cross examination.
CBI Additional SP AGL Kaul, who led the second probe team in the sensational double murder, was asked by the defence counsel to explain why Aarushi's mother Nupur was not arrested if there was enough evidence against her.
Kaul said his senior, DIG Neelabh Kishore, did not support the view and stopped him from arresting her. When asked if he had filed a complaint against Kishore, Kaul said he (Kishore) was my senior and if he did not permit, arrest could not have been made.
He also said Nupur Talwar's role was given in the closure report filed before the Magistrate. With today's proceedings, Kaul's deposition before the special court here has been completed. He was the last prosecution witness to be produced before the court, CBI counsel R K Saini told PTI here.
Earlier during his deposition, Kaul had said he had enough circumstantial evidence against Rajesh's brother Dinesh Talwar and family friend Sunil Choudhary to file charge sheet against them but seniors Kishore and Joint Director Javeed Ahmed felt there is not enough material to file the charge sheet and hence he (Kaul) filed final report (closure).
Kaul had yesterday told the special court that according to investigations, Rajesh Talwar had found his daughter and domestic servant in "objectionable position" and killed them using his golf stick and a sharp-edged weapon.
14-year-old Aarushi was found dead with her throat slit in her bedroom on May 16, 2008. The initial suspicion went on Hemraj whose body was later found in the their terrace at Jalvayu Vihar in Noida on the outskirts of Delhi.
The allegations of involvement in the murder have been refuted by the Talwars who have claimed innocence in the matter.