A CBI witness Tuesday told a special court here that the driver of Rajesh Talwar, father of slain teenager Aarushi, handed over two golf clubs to the investigation officer two years after the crime.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) alleged that the clubs were used in the murder.
CBI witness Laxman Singh told Special Judge S. Lal that Talwar’s driver Umesh Sharma handed over the clubs to the probe agency.
Defence lawyer Manoj Shishodia questioned Laxman Singh claiming that a forensic team sealed the golf kit and clubs in September 2009 while he claimed that Umesh handed over the two clubs to the investigating officer Aug 2, 2010.
How was it possible to hand over clubs that had earlier been sealed by forensic experts? asked Shishodia.
Contrary to this, Umesh Sharma during his testimony claimed that the CBI presented the entire kit of golf clubs before him and asked him to identify any two from them, he said.
Umesh Sharma’s testimony, which remained inconclusive during the last hearing Sep 14, was concluded Tuesday.
After Umesh Sharma’s testimony was over, the CBI presented their witness Laxman Singh who revealed that the driver handed over two sticks to the investigating officer before him.
After the testimony and the cross-examination of the two witnesses, Special Judge S. Lal adjourned the hearing till Sep 21.
Aarushi’s mother Nupur Talwar and her father are accused in the murder of their daughter and destroying evidence.
Nupur Talwar was arrested April 30. She challenged in the apex court the May 31 rejection of her bail plea by the Allahabad High Court. She is lodged in Dasna jail in Ghaziabad. Her husband is out on bail.
Aarushi, 14, was found murdered at her parents’ Noida residence May 16, 2008. The body of her domestic help Hemraj was found the next day on the terrace of the house.