The defence counsel in the Aarushi Talwar-Hemraj double murder case on Wednesday filed a list of 13 witnesses before the sessions court in Ghaziabad.
Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are standing trial for the murder of their daughter,Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj on May 15-16,2008.
The list includes names of forensic experts,family friends and doctors. These witnesses will appear before the court to record their statements.
Earlier,the couple’s plea against the CBI for dropping its 14 witnesses had been rejected by the Supreme Court. The apex court had said that once the recording of the couples statement is done,witnesses can be examined.
Raising objections to the list of witnesses,the prosecution said some of the names in the list are irrelevant and they will file a reply in court on Thursday. We will go through each name in the list and file a reply accordingly, R K Saini,the prosecution lawyer,said.
The list includes the names of
R K Sharma,former head of the AIIMS forensic department; gynaecologist Dr Urmil Chadda; Dr S L Vaya who conducted the narco analysis test; Talwars family friends Masooma Jha,Rajender Kaul and Vikas Sethi; Additional DGP Arun Kumar; and two nodal officers from Bharti Airtel and Vodafone.
Talwars counsel Tanvir Ahmed Mir said: The two nodal officers are being called with the purpose of providing the tower maps which will indicate the location of the persons using phones at that point of time. The statements of the two officers are very crucial to the case.
The court will also hear arguments on the earlier applications filed by the defence counsel,in which they asked the prosecution to submit on record the reports of scientific evidence collected by them from the scene of crime,along with the reports of scientific tests.
The defence said they want their experts to re-examine those reports,which can be done only after the reports are placed on record before the court.
The defence counsel had sought submission of the DNA report of the palm prints,the scotch bottle,the Sula wine bottle,reports of the brain-mapping test and the narco analysis test of both Nupur and Rajesh Talwar.
Previously,the Talwars had submitted an application requesting the court to allow their forensic expert to examine the case evidence,including the alleged murder weapon and case photographs,which was rejected.