Defence rejects CBI claim that Talwars dragged Hemraj's body to terrace

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 07, 2013 05:57 hrs

Ghaziabad: The defence in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case on Wednesday rejected as "totally baseless" CBI's "dragging theory" in which the probe agency claims that the dentist couple had hidden the domestic help's body on the terrace after brutally hitting him with a golf club.

Dr Rajender Singh, the then chief scientific officer of Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) in New Delhi, had in November 2010 conducted a dummy test of the crime scene at Rajesh and Nupur Talwar's L-32 Jalvayu Vihar residence with a team of CFSL and CBI officials, defence counsel Tanveer Ahmed Mir on Wednesday submitted before a special CBI court here.

The test was conducted to ascertain whether it was physically possible for two adult people of normal built to wrap an adult body in a bedsheet and take it upstairs to the terrace and to compare the blood pattern in such a scenario with the photos of the spot taken just after the crime.

Mir argued that the dummy test was not conducted in Aarushi's room, but it was carried out on staircase and terrace.

Countering CBI's claim that Hemraj was brutally hit by Rajesh after finding him with Aarushi in a compromising position, Mir said the dummy test was conducted only on the basis of photographs of the crime scene.

"Why was this test not conducted in Aarushi's room?" he asked. It was physically impossible for Talwars to take Hemraj's body upstairs to the terrace, he submitted.

For the test, a CBI official was wrapped in a bedsheet and was dragged to terrace by two CBI male officials. "Why didn't the the probe agency engage a woman for this test despite the fact that Napur, as per CBI's claims, along with her husband dragged Hemraj's body to the terrace?" Mir asked.

Mir said photography and videography of the dummy test was done by the CBI, but neither the photographs nor the video recording has been submitted the court as evidence.

"Why didn't the probe agency submit these details to the court to prove its theory?" he asked.

CBI knew that if it did the same, this theory would get demolished before the court, Mir argued.

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