New Delhi: The CBI has told the court that they have arrested Rajkumar, the domestic help of Durranis, based on the results of several tests conducted on him at the Forensic Sciences Laboratory. The investigating agency sought a 15-day remand of Rajkumar but got a 14-day remand.
The CBI has also told the court that Rajkumar in his statement has confessed that he had first switched of Arushi's mobile and then destroyed it.
He has allegedly told the CBI that he will help in recovering Hemraj's cellphone as well as the murder weapon.
According to the CBI, Rajkumar has also confessed to his involvement in the crime.
Rajkumar was arrested after the CBI recovered a blood-stained T-shirt from his house. CBI sources now say it's clear that Rajkumar destroyed evidence but they are yet to determine if he was at the crime scene.
CBI Joint Director, Arun Kumar had said on Friday that a white T-shirt stained with blood was found in Rajkumar's house.
"The T-shirt had been sent to Gujarat for examination and a forensic team there had confirmed that it contained blood stains of a human being. It has now been sent for advanced investigation to Hyderabad and Rajkumar has been arrested," Arun Kumar had stated.
The white T-shirt is concrete material evidence that the CBI has found. The team in Hyderabad will conduct a DNA test on the blood on the T-shirt so that they can determine whose blood it is.
Rajkumar had been picked up by the CBI and questioned twice before. He was named by Dr Talwar's compounder, Krishna, during interrogation. Up until now, Krishna was the prime suspect in the case, but the focus has now shifted to Rajkumar.
Rajkumar had already been subjected to brain-mapping, lie-detector tests and a narco-analysis when he was held earlier. The CBI is now claiming that there were discrepancies in Rajkumar's statements.
The Durranis are close associates of the Talwars.
Meanwhile, on Friday morning, Krishna was taken by the CBI to the Talwar residence where the CBI had proceeded to recreate the crime scene, however with not much success.
Krishna was then produced in court as his four-day custody ended on Friday. The court has sent him into judicial custody till July 11.
After hearing Krishna's lawyer's arguements - stating that Krishna was tortured in CBI jail and demanding a medical examination - the court has ordered that Krishna be medically examined before being sent to Dasna jail. Krishna's lawyer has also demanded that he be released as there is no proof that he was involved in the case.
Last Monday, Krishna had broken down in court saying that the CBI was torturing him. The court on Friday dismissed the application for his discharge.
Meanwhile, the CBI has said that they don't seek a further remand for Krishna.
According to the CBI, Krishna had confessed to his involvement in the murders of Arushi and Hemraj. He has been subjected to narco-analysis and lie-detector tests. He has been in CBI custody since June 13 when he was arrested.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, court reserved its order on the bail application of Arushi's father, Dr Rajesh Talwar. This, after CBI told the court that they could not give him a clean chit as yet.
Talwar's bail application had come up for hearing in Ghaziabad on Thursday. Rajesh Talwar - who is also an accused in the case - has been in jail for over a month now.
How The Biggest Whodunnit Has Unfolded So Far
Following is the fact file of Noida double killings in which 14-year-old Arushi Talwar and domestic help Hemraj were murdered a month back in an apartment in Delhi's suburb Noida.
May 16: Arushi, 14, found dead at her Jalvayu Vihar home in Noida. The police announce reward on missing domestic help Hemraj.
May 17: Hemraj's body recovered from the terrace of the house.
May 18: The police say a sharp-edged surgical instrument was used to slit the throats of Arushi and Hemraj. Additional Director General of Uttar Pradesh police Brij Lal says the double murder will be probed by the state Special Task Force (STF).
May 19: Superintendent of Police (City) Mahesh Mishra transferred.
May 20: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati visits Noida, avoids Talwar family.
May 23: Rajesh Talwar, father of Arushi, held for double murder. Gurdarshan Singh, the inspector general of police, Meerut range, says that Talwar killed his daughter Arushi in a fit of rage after finding her in an "objectionable position but not compromising state" with Hemraj. He says Hemraj was murdered first. Talwar sent to judicial custody.
May 24: Arushi's mother, Nupur Talwar, claims her husband is innocent.
May 25: Family meets Talwar in Ghaziabad's Dasna jail.
May 26: Dentist Anita Durrani denies illicit relations with Rajesh Talwar as suggested by the Noida Police. The police says Arushi objected to this relationship.
May 27: Talwar sent to three-day police custody. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights asks the police to explain "objectionable" statements on Arushi. Arushi's schoolmates protest against her character assassination.
Family demands probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
May 28: Women and Child Development Minister Renuka Chowdhury criticises the Uttar Pradesh Police for "character assassination" of Arushi.
May 28: Officer investigating the case changed for the third time.
May 29: The Uttar Pradesh government recommends CBI probe.
May 30: Talwar sent to judicial custody.
June 1: CBI registers case against Rajesh Talwar in Noida double murder.
June 2: CBI examines Talwar's house, questions Anita Durrani. Talwar sent to CBI custody for a day.
June 3: CBI gets Talwar's custody for two more days. Mayawati defends the state police in Noida double murder probe.
June 4: Talwar undergoes lie-detector test.
June 5: Talwar sent to 14 days' judicial remand.
June 6: CBI searches Talwars' house and sewer lines for murder weapon.
June 7: Rajesh Talwar's bail plea deferred.
June 10: Lie detector test on Talwar's compunder Krishna. CBI conducts fresh search at Talwar's residence. Talwar again denied bail. Krishna emerges as prime suspect.
June 11: CBI takes Krishna to Bangalore for narco test.
June 12: Krishna undergoes narco test.
June 13: CBI questions Talwar's industrialist friend; arrests Krishna.
June 16: Krishna breaks down in court, alleges the CBI is torturing him. He names Rajkumar as a part of the murder during interrogation.
|Arushi's father, dentist Rajesh Talwar, was arrested May 23 for the murders. The police claimed that Talwar killed them after finding Arushi in an "objectionable position but not compromising state" with Hemraj. Talwar's compounder Krishna was arrested June 13.|
|The Arushi-Hemraj murder case has had the maximum number of tests possible. Thirteen polygraph tests have been concluded so far, but without any proof.|