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Aarushi Talwar case probe had become too personal: Defence lawyer

The witnesses were also allegedly prepared by CBI to give testimony in the court according to what the investigators taught them, he says.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: August 28, 2015 1:11 pm
Aarushi Talwar, Aarushi Talwar murder, Aarushi Talwar murder case, Aarushi Talwar murder case probe, Talwar case, Penguin Random House, Mumbai Mirror, india news, news The panel further goes on to discuss whether the investigation had become very personal in nature and was actually a fight between the CBI and Nupur.

The Talwars were “absolutely framed” in the murder case of their daughter Aarushi, claims the dentist couple’s lead defence lawyer who also questions the investigation saying it had “become too personal”.

Tanveer Ahmed Mir, counsel for Aarushi’s parents Rajesh and Nupur Talwar also claimed that the testimony by witnesses in court was what the investigators taught them.

“As I went along the case and saw the evidence I came to a conclusion that my clients were absolutely framed. As a matter of fact anybody, who reads that CBI charge sheet and sees the chronology of evidences as to how the statements of the witnesses changed, can come to a conclusion that these two people were absolutely framed for no reason whatsoever,” said Mir.

He was part of a panel discussion organised by Penguin Random House and Mumbai Mirror -“Speak for Aarushi” in connection with journalist Avirook Sen’s book “Aarushi”.

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The lawyer along with Sen, journalist-author Manu Joseph and Ellen Barry, South Asia bureau chief New York Times, were discussing the double murder case.

The book goes beyond the murder trial and is a commentary on how justice and investigation are carried out in India. It is based on the trials and interviews the author had with various people related to the case, where the author claims that investigations by the police and the CBI were shoddy.

“The book is about the investigation and the trail. My name is not Avirook Holmes, it’s Sen, I can’t find for you the people who have actually done the murder. I was not there to give you a narrative of what happened. The kind of hypothesis which I would come up with would be similar to what the CBI did. Why should I pretend that I was an unblinking eye witness to all those events when I wasn’t there which is exactly what the CBI did,” said Sen.

According to Sen, the defence arguments were not fully heard and there were glitches in the CBI investigations in the case. He also claims that there might have been tutoring and possible blackmail of some key witnesses.

“I would see the way the CBI got the witnesses to the court. They would come with passion and testify against them as if these two people were the worst people on the planet and they were coming from all waters bereft of conscience, fact,” said Mir.

The panel further goes on to discuss whether the investigation had become very personal in nature and was actually a fight between the CBI and Nupur.

“I believe that in the CBI itself there was a very strong conflict and that conflict brewed up between the second investigating officer and Nupur. Now what used to happen is that the investigating officer used to spend lot of time talking to the court. Rajesh would absorb on all what was being thrown at him and Nupur would give it back. So, the case became too personal between the investigators and the family,” said Mir.

The defence lawyer also claimed that all summons from CBI would come to the Talwars from an email id hemraj@jalvayuvihar.com which would un-nerve them.

The witnesses were also allegedly prepared by CBI to give testimony in the court according to what the investigators taught them, he says.

“The investigators used to get these witnesses simply as if they were chained. And some of the witnesses told after the trial that were summoned more than 100 times and were told that this is what you have to say. Prepare it, read it, remember it,” claimed Mir.

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    Anuj
    Oct 10, 2015 at 10:38 pm
    Didn't Judiciary hv their own eyes n understanding, if not, wats the point to appoint a Judiciary after so many educational qualification n experience. Anybody cn wrk as Judiciary then.
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      Ameet Agrawal
      Oct 4, 2015 at 11:24 pm
      I think Cbi has done rong with Talwars where r the staff
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        Bindu V
        Oct 3, 2015 at 7:24 pm
        Yes, I too feel the same, after watching Talvar movie last night.. I was having doubts over the parents that they would know something and not wanting to say it out. Now it is clear what could have happened and how things went wrong in our judiciary and investigation systems. I am not sure why anytime it can't go back and take the testimony again from required ppl and reinstate faith in law and Justice!
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          kirti gupta
          Oct 5, 2015 at 12:31 pm
          i am stunned to see the movie 'talvaar'...how police and media work here its really sorrowful..now how can we show faith in our judiciary system..
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            Lata
            Nov 19, 2015 at 4:55 pm
            Absolutely Rubbish, Talwar couple needs to be free, What rights do any one have to prove some one guilty, when there is no proper evidence, Disappointing, baseless allegations. Our judiciary system has actually covered their eyes with the black cloth. Not acceptable, i really hope and wish i could help them in any ways.
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