Crucial Test Missed By CBI In Aarushi Murder Case As It Was “Expensive”October 16, 2017 12:59
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Crucial Test Missed By CBI In Aarushi Murder Case As It Was “Expensive”:- Even though the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) maintained that all circumstantial and “scientific” evidence have been collected by its investigators in the Aarushi-Hemraj double-murder case to nail the accused, it did not go for the crucial “Touch-DNA” as it was apparently expensive.
As there is no facility in the country to carry this sophisticated scientific tests, the samples for the touch-DNA are sent to the UK.
“Rajesh Talwar had initially stressed the need for the LCN or Touch DNA test to establish his innocence in the case. The agency had approached four overseas laboratories for the test. There was only one UK-based lab that agreed to develop DNA from the exhibits with LCN technique. Due to the cost factor and experts opinion that the method is not foolproof, it was felt by the investigation agency to concentrate on the material at hand instead of embarking on a wild go-ose chase,” sources said.
A forensic method for analyzing DNA left at the scene of a crime, is a touch-DNA. The dentist couple, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were acquitted by the Allahabad high court on Thursday. The acquittal comes nine years after being accused and charged of murdering their daughter, Aarushi and maid servant Hemraj. “Neither the circumstances nor the evidence was enough to hold them (Talwars) guilty,” said the high court in its order.
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Incidentally, spending around Rs 50 lakh for the tests was opposed by a section of top CBI officials. They claimed that the DNA samples had “already been contaminated. “A smaller section in the agency, however, pushed for it but the overwhelming decision went against them,” sources said.
The High Court, in its 273-page verdict, acquitting Aarushi’s parents also said that the prosecution had miserably failed to prove that the Talwars had destroyed the material evidence. It further added that the finding recorded to the contrary by the trial court could not be maintained. The court, coming down heavily on the prosecution, said material improvements in their evidence tendered during the trial were made by the prosecution witnesses.
Meanwhile, the dentist couple, said they intend to return to the prison every fortnight to check their jail patients. They are expected to be released from Dasna jail on Monday. A senior jail official said, the Talwars had helped revive the near defunct dental department at the prison hospital.
“We were concerned about the fate of our dental department after their (Talwars) release. They have assured us that they would visit jail to attend to inmates every 15 days even after their release,” said the official.