CBI sleuth says seniors prevented Nupur arrest

CBI sleuth says seniors prevented Nupur arrest

Accused didnt cooperate during probe: ASP

The CBI investigator in Aarushi- Hemraj double murder case wanted to arrest Nupur Talwar on the basis of material gathered during the probe but was not permitted by senior officers, a special court here was informed on Wednesday.

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.

“I wanted to arrest Nupur Talwar... But my senior officer Neelabh Kishore did not permit me so I did not arrest her,” Kaul said during the cross examination.

He said it was correct to say that Nupur Talwar was not included in the accused column of the closure report submitted by the agency but it is clearly mentioned in the report that Rajesh and Nupur were in connivance in the crime.

With the day’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 said.

During his deposition, Kaul said the accused did not co-operate with him during the probe and attempted to misguide him.

Kaul said Talwars wanted CBI to carry out LCN DNA test on the evidence seized by the agency but it was not done because Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics and Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology have opined that since DNA testing of these samples had already been done, the test asked by Talwars cannot be conducted on them.

The officer said Rajesh Talwar had referred the name of a foreign expert who could have carried out these tests.

“I contacted the expert and four-five other experts also. Only that expert who was named by Rajesh agreed to conduct the said test. All other experts refused to conduct the test. I checked about this expert from Interpol which said he does not have a certified lab. I also found that he was in touch with Rajesh Talwar earlier also,” Kaul said.

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