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Aarushi-Hemraj murder case: 411 questions for Rajesh Talwar in 2 days


Arunima,CNN-IBN
May 21, 2013 at 12:34pm IST

New Delhi: Murdered teenager Aarushi Talwar's father Rajesh Talwar is being cross-examined in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case for the past two days. CNN-IBN has learned that Talwar has faced 411 questions already in two days.

The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday rejected a plea filed by the Talwars' seeking to record the statements of 14 witnesses in the double murder case. The Supreme Court had earlier directed Rajesh and Nupur Talwar to move the Allahabad High Court.

While his cross-examination, Rajesh Talwar had on Monday reportedly claimed in the court that he was asleep on the fateful night when his daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj were murdered and internet activity recorded from his room might not be correct. Talwar on Monday was asked about the recurrent internet activity recorded from his router on May 15 night when the murders took place.

CBI had claimed that he had used the internet at regular intervals which show he was awake and knew about happenings in Aarushi's room. Talwar told court on Tuesday that he was asleep after 11.30 pm and did not use internet.

Talwar's counsel Manoj Sisodia claimed that router was showing activity on May 16 between 6 am to 1 pm as well after all the police and investigators had reached crime scene and the computers were switched off.

The router activity on May 16 shows that there was error in its recording hence it cannot be claimed since internet activity was there so Dr Talwar would have been awake, Sisodia told reporters adding that he did not know whether Talwar explained these details to the court or not.

CBI had presented an Airtel Executive as its witness to buttress its claim that internet activity was recorded on May 15 which belies Talwars claim that he was asleep and did not know about happenings in Aarushi's adjoining room.

Talwar was also asked about post-mortem conducted on the body of Hemraj where CBI claimed that his swollen private parts indicated that the servant was indulging or about to indulge in sex just before his death.

(With additional information from PTI)

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