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Court allows CBI to conduct narco tests on Aarushi’s parents


Ghaziabad : A local court Tuesday allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct narco tests on Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, parents of teenager Aarushi Talwar who was found murdered in her house in 2008, after it found “no reason for not granting the permission”.

“After looking at CBI’s plea, we do not see any reason for not granting the permission to conduct the narco tests on Rajesh and Nupur Talwar,” the court order reads.

“Talwars also have sent their consent to CBI through e-mail. However, the CBI is directed to conduct medical examinations of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar before conducting the narco tests in view of the illness of Rajesh Talwar,” the court order added.

Naresh Yadav, counsel for one of those earlier suspected in the Aarushi murder case, said the medical examination will be conducted in a government hospital and then Rajesh and Nupur Talwar will be handed over to the CBI.

The court had Monday reserved its order on CBI’s plea for narco analysis of the Talwars.

CBI counsel Suresh Batra had submitted an application before Judicial Magistrate (CBI) Priti Singh requesting that the bureau be allowed to conduct narco tests on Aarushi’s parents.

He told the court that after a new team was formed to probe the case, certain “new substantial facts” have surfaced. Therefore, the narco test of the Talwars would be helpful in taking the probe forward.

Though Satish Tamta, counsel of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, opposed the CBI plea in court, Rajesh Talwar had told IANS the day before: “We are ready for any tests… We are OK with it”.

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, adjacent to national capital Delhi. Her dentist father Rajesh Talwar was arrested and charged with the murder of Aarushi and their domestic servant Hemraj, whose body was found the next day.

Rajesh Talwar was released when the CBI failed to file a chargesheet against him within the legally stipulated period. Then a fresh probe was ordered.