Aarushi murder case: Key CBI witness killed in accident

Ghaziabad: Jasbir Singh, investigating officer and key CBI witness in the Aaruhi-Hemraj murder case was killed along with two other policemen in an accident in the district.

Jasbir, witness number 120 in the case, had probed the Aarushi case in the beginning and had taken Rajesh Talwar into remand, police said on Tuesday. Jasbir along with two other policemen was on duty at a police check-post in violence-hit Masuri area of Ghaziabad when a mini-truck rammed into them on September 20.

Aarushi Talwar. Screen grab from ibnlive

Jasbir, Sub-Inspector of Ghaziabad police and head constable Pritam Singh of PAC were killed on the spot while a constable succumbed to his injuries in a hospital.

Nupur Talwar, who is accused along with her husband of murdering their teen daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj, will be released from Ghaziabad's Dasna jail shortly.

Talwar was granted bail earlier this month by the Supreme Court, which had also ordered then that she be released only by today, giving the CBI time to trace and question some “star witnesses.”

Nupur Talwar was arrested over four months ago. 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.




Published Date: Sep 25, 2012 18:51 PM | Updated Date: Sep 25, 2012 18:51 PM