Internet link was active till morning after murder: Airtel

During cross examination of two Internet experts brought by the CBI as prosecution witnesses,the defence counsel representing Rajesh and Nupur Talwar sought to bring doubt into the accounts of Internet usage on May 16,2008.

Written by Dipankar Ghose | Ghaziabad | Published: October 17, 2012 3:52 am

During cross examination of two Internet experts brought by the CBI as prosecution witnesses,the defence counsel representing Rajesh and Nupur Talwar sought to bring doubt into the accounts of Internet usage on May 16,2008. The Talwars are facing trial for the murder of their daughter Aarushi Talwar and domestic help Hemraj.

Deepak Kanda,nodal officer for Airtel,said,“Internet was used from 2.04 am on May 16 to 1.11 pm. It is wrong to say that this has happened because of independent activity. Further,the CBI did not give me the router and the modem of the house for checking.”

Talwars’ counsel Manoj Sisodia said this showed that logs were not a reliable indicator of whether Internet was actually used during the intervening night of the murder. “The witness stated in court that apart from the Internet allegedly being used at night,it was also used in the morning of May 16. How is it possible that the Internet was being used after Aarushi’s body was discovered around 7 am,after which there were both police personnel and other family members present in the house?” Sisodia asked.

The defence also asked Kanda if the Internet log provided was “detailed”. Sisodia said while a detailed log contains 31 columns,the one given to the court only had eight. In response,Kanda said,“I do not know if a detailed log has 31 columns. I cannot say if the reasons for start-stop activity can be told without a detailed log.”

The other witness who was cross examined,Bhupendra Singh,a scientist employed with CERT-IN under the Ministry of Information and Technology,told the court of Additional Sessions Judge Shyam Lal,“The reasons for start-stop activity were not written in the log. However,the gap between sessions can decipher this. I cannot tell whether the log given to me by the CBI was complete or detailed,” Singh said.

The next hearing in the case is on October 17.

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