New Delhi: Reacting to
the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) closure report which
says that the Aarushi Talwar murder scene was heavily dressed up,
which could only have been done by her parents, the Talwars
Saturday lashed out at the investigative agency for making "wild"
and "speculative" allegations.
"These allegations are so wild, so speculative, and so imaginative
that means there are people in the CBI who are absolutely
unscientific. I mean they don't even think like intelligent police
officers. This is the state of the CBI?" Aarushi's mother Nupur
Talwar told a news channel.
Aarushi was found murdered under mysterious circumstances in her
parents' Jalvayu Vihar apartment in Noida May 16, 2008. The
family's domestic help, Hemraj, was also found killed on the
flat's terrace a day later.
The closure report, the copy of which is with IANS, said that the
murder scene had been heavily "dressed up", which could only have
been done by her parents.
It further stated that a bottle of Scotch whisky was found on the
dining table. But according to the probe agency, any intruder
would not have had sufficient time to consume liquor on the night
of murder May 16, 2008.
Reacting to media reports that Rajesh Talwar was the only suspect
in the double murder case, Nupur said: "If they had chargesheeted,
I would have defended myself in the trial. But this is something
they have purposely left hanging to us for the rest of our lives.
You close the case, yet you are left with suspicions on you the
rest of your life."
Nupur Talwar said both she and her husband were devastated by
CBI's allegations, having to relive the days of 2008 repeatedly.
"Today, Rajesh is not able to sit here and talk to you, because he
is completely broken and shattered," he said.
Lawyers representing Aarushi's parents are now waiting for Monday,
when they expect the special court in Ghaziabad to take up the
closure report. The parents are already planning to file a protest
petition to fight the CBI's appeal to the court to close the case.
"Unless we see the complete closure report, it would be very
premature to comment on any aspect of the case. If there are
allegations against the Talwar couple, we will look into it. We
will take up each and every aspect of the report point by point,"
counsel Rebecca John told IANS.
She accused the CBI of "playing a game".
"There is absolutely no evidence against Dr. Talwar, which makes
the CBI's allegations full of ambiguity," she added.
In 2008, Rajesh Talwar was arrested and kept behind bars for 50
days in connection with the killings, but was later let off
because of lack of evidence. The CBI later arrested his medical
assistant Krishna and two other domestic helps in the
neighbourhood, Raj Kumar and Vijay Mandal.
The lawyer for the three employees Naresh Yadav said that if CBI
had apprehension that the crime scene had been violated, then it
should have registered a complaint.
"They (CBI) should have registered a case against the parents or
the Noida police or the investigators if they found examples of
tampering of evidence," he said.