CBI admits to creating email ID in the name of Hemraj

Email ID was created to interact with Talwars for some specific purpose during investigation: CBI

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published:August 9, 2012 6:24 pm

CBI sleuths had created,for some “specific purpose”,an email ID in the name of slain domestic help Hemraj to interact with dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar during the probe of Aaarushi-Hemraj murder case,the agency said today.

CBI,which had earlier denied that email id ‘hemraj.jalvayuvihar@gmail.com’ was used to call Talwars for questioning,is now saying that the ID was created for some “specific purpose” which they refused to explain.

“I am told by the concerned officers that the email ID was created to interact with Talwars for some specific purpose during the investigation,” CBI spokesperson Dharini Mishra said here.

She refused to elaborate on this saying the matter is sub-judice.

Talwar’s counsel Manoj Sisodia said that he had sought a document from the CBI recently which was sent to him from the email ID. He,however,added that he does not know whether the ID is of CBI or not.

The Talwar couple were surprised to find that emails asking them to appear for questioning were coming from the email ID which did not look official.

Hemraj was their domestic servant whose body was found on the terrace a day after the murder of their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi at their residence in Jalvayu Vihar in Noida on the intervening night of May15-16,2008.

The emails carried the file number,name of the investigating officer among other details. The agency last year had claimed that it person is summoned for questioning only through official IDs or through official processes.

Nupur Talwar not be given bail,she could influence witness:CBI to SCCBI has opposed in the Supreme Court the bail plea of dentist Nupur Talwar in twin murder case of her daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj,saying she might try to influence key witnesses during her trial.

“There is reasonable ground (to believe) that the release of the petitioner at this crucial stage of trial on bail will be prejudicial to the trial as material witnesses,who are ex-employees or friends of the petitioner,are yet to be examined,” the CBI said in its reply filed in the apex court.

“The petitioner (Nupur) could interfere with the said witnesses to attempt to influence them to depose in her favour. The prior conduct of petitioner for which she was charged under Section 201 of IPC (causing disappearance of evidence,or giving false information to screen offender) demonstrates that there is a grave apprehension of tampering with the evidence by the petitioner,” the agency said.

A bench of justices A K Patnaik and J S Khehar,which had issued notice to the CBI on July 16,will take up Nupur’s bail plea on August 13.

Nupur,who has been in jail since her surrender before the Ghaziabad court on April 30,had moved the apex court challenging the Allahabad High Court’s order which had on May 31 dismissed her plea for bail.

The trial court had on May 2 rejected Nupur’s bail plea. She had surrendered before the trial court following a stern direction from the Supreme Court,which had also refused to stay the non-bailable warrant issued against her by the lower court on her failure to appear before it despite its summons to her.

14-year-old Aarushi was found dead in her bedroom at the Talwar’s residence in Jalvayu Vihar,Noida,on the intervening night of May 16-17,2008. The body of Hemraj was found on May 17 on the terrace.

Holding that there is prima-facie evidence against the couple,the Ghaziabad court had ordered framing of charges of murder and destruction of evidence against Nupur and her dentist-husband Rajesh.

The apex court had earlier refused to give her any relief and allowed her trial in the murder case along with Rajesh.

It had also dismissed her review petition challenging summons issued by a special CBI court in the case and warned her of “exemplary costs” for any frivolous litigation.

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