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."
“This is a circumstantial case,” acknowledged prosecutor Karen Hopwood in her closing argument to Ames on Thursday. She urged the judge, however, to “stitch together” all of that circumstantial evidence to see what happened. The defense reminded the judge there was no physical evidence showing what caused the injuries — or who. “Where is the evidence that the Commonwealth has shown that only Daniel Green could have shaken or thrown (the baby)?” Green’s attorney, Joseph Collins, argued. “Whatever happened to (the baby) happened while he was in the care and custody of Beverly Hospital and not at the motel,” suggested Collins.........The prosecution’s expert, Dr. Alice Newton of Children’s Hospital, had testified that the injuries to the child occurred somewhere between a half hour and four hours before he showed symptoms. Collins suggested that could only mean the child was already in the hospital when the damage occurred, and not alone with Green. Hopwood argued, however, that the child was brought in much later that night, pointing to Beverly Hospital emergency room records showing he was first seen after 11 p.m. She told the judge the earlier time written on the records actually referred to the time the doctor’s notes were transcribed, on the following day, Nov. 28."