AGL Kaul,the CBI investigating officer in the Aarushi Talwar and Hemraj double murder case,told a Ghaziabad sessions court on Monday that while he wanted to file a chargesheet against Rajesh and Nupur Talwar,his seniors in the CBI believed that there was insufficient evidence and asked him to file a closure report.
On December 29,2010,the CBI had filed a closure report in the case.
The agency had said while Rajesh Talwar was the prime suspect in the case,there was insufficient evidence against him. A special CBI court however,rejected the closure report in February 2011,and made Rajesh and Nupur Talwar the main accused in the murder that took place in the intervening night of May 15 and 16,2008.
Kaul told the court of Additional Sessions Judge Shyam Lal: In my case diary,I suggested a chargesheet against the two prime accused as well as Dr Dinesh Talwar (Rajesh Talwars brother) and Dr Sushil Choudhary,but my seniors felt that that there was insufficient evidence to file a chargesheet,which is why I put forth the closure report.
Former Noida police DSP K K Gautam had told the court in his testimony that he was called by Dr Sushil Choudhary,who had been contacted by Dr Dinesh Talwar,to help speed up Aarushis post-mortem.
It was alleged that Dr Choudhary asked Gautam to try and make sure that there was no mention of rape in the post-mortem report. In a previous hearing,Kaul had told court that neither Dinesh Talwar nor Sushil Choudhary were included in the list of witnesses as they were possible suspects in the case.
The defence attorneys also questioned Kaul on three photographs of the stairs leading to the terrace of the Talwar residence. These pictures show bloodstains on the stairs.
Kaul said: The bloodstains that can be seen in photographs 17,18 and 19 are those which fell when Hemrajs body was brought down from the terrace. Hemrajs body was discovered on the terrace of the house on May 17,2008,a day after Aarushis body was found.