Monday, August 31, 2015

Bulletin: Rajesh and Nupur Talwar: The 'Quint' reveals the existence of yet another officer involved in the investigation who says there was no evidence against the Talwars.

PUBLISHER'S NOTE:  The Indian  publication "The Quint" has devoted considerable resources to reporting the investigation and prosecution of  Rajesh and Nupur Talwar. A recent article, published by "The Quint" on August 10, 2015, is headed: "First On Record, CBI’s Arun Kumar: We had no Proof Against Talwars." by reporter Rishika Baruah, published by Quint on August 29, 2015." This article indicates that yet another CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) senior officer involved in the investigation has gone on record to say he believes that the Talwars are innocent. As a photo caption in the article indicates: Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were convicted for the murder of their daughter Aarushi. CBI Joint Director Arun Kumar who took over the investigation believes they were innocent."  As reporter Rishika Baruah notes:  "Arun Kumar and his team were handed over a shoddy investigation. They conducted an experiment to check if sound could travel from Aarushi’s bedroom to the Talwars’ bedroom when both air conditioners were switched on and there was no traffic sound. They concluded that no sound could be heard from one room to the other." The article then quotes Kumar on this important point: "We concluded that since it was impossible for awake and alert officers to hear sounds from Aarushi’s room, it would have been impossible for the Talwars to hear anything that night. Then the narco tests also proved they showed no deception. So there was no evidence to incriminate them." As reporter Baruah notes: "This evidence was ignored in court." In the article, Kumar neatly eviscerates the 'honour-killing' theory  used by the police to pin the murders on the Talwars. The publicly expressed doubts doubts of senior officers involved at one time or another in the investigation - added to the ever growing record of police errors and disclosures of manipulation  of evidence -   provide all the more reasons to free and exonerate Rajesh and Nupur Talwar. Harold Levy. Publisher. The Charles Smith Blog.
See previous Charles Smith Blog post: Jagesh and Nupur Talwar; India; Vijay Shanker, former Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) tells 'The Quint': "Personally, I feel that justice has not been delivered in this (Aarushi) case."