The counsel representing Rajesh and Nupur Talwar moved an application in a sessions court in Ghaziabad on Tuesday,asking for 12 persons to be summoned for testimony as court witnesses.
The list of persons includes Arun Kumar,Joint Director of the CBI in May 2008,when Aarushi Talwar,the daughter of Rajesh and Nupur,and their domestic aide Hemraj were found murdered.
The couple are now standing trial for the double murder that took place on the intervening night of May 15 and 16,2008. Kumar was Joint Director when the first CBI team was formed to investigate the murder.
Apart from Arun Kumar,those mentioned in the application include Y C Sharma,P C Tanwar,H S Sachan,R S Kureel,Sunita Rana,Pankaj Bansal,Mukesh Sharma,Sasi Devi,Naresh Indora,Vijay Kumar Sahu and Dr Richa Saxena. Other than Saxena,others on the list are all police personnel,employed with either the CBI or Noida Police.