The recording of Rajesh Talwars statement under Section 313 of the Criminal Procedure Code continued at a Ghaziabad sessions court on Monday with the Additional Sessions Judge Shyam Lal asking him 223 questions.
At the last hearing,when the recording of statements began,188 questions,framed by the judge based on the testimonies of the 39 prosecution witnesses produced by the CBI in the case,were asked.
Rajesh and his wife Nupur Talwar are standing trial for the murder of their then 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in the intervening night of May 15 and 16,2008.
According to procedure,the magistrate takes the statements of each witness that have been recorded by the court,and asks for the version of the accused. Rajesh Talwar is expected to be asked around 600 questions in all,following which,Nupur Talwar,the other accused in the case,will be confronted with the witness testimonies.
Responding to a question based on the testimony of Deepak Kanda,nodal officer of a mobile phone company,Talwar denied allegations that he used the laptop in the house through the night of the murder.
Tanveer Ahmed Mir,the defence counsel said,When asked how the internet router showed activity at different intervals from 11 pm to 3 am in the morning,Rajesh Talwar told the court that he switched off the laptop at 11.30 pm on May 15 and had gone to sleep. With regard to the internet activity,the router showed the same activity in the morning of May 16 as well,when there were policemen present in the house (after Aarushis body had been discovered).
In their cross examination of witnesses,related to the internet activity,the defence had argued that the router activity was symptomatic of automatic updates,which has no connection with the internet being manually used.