On the last day of his cross-examination, a London-based DNA expert who is also a defence witness in Aarushi murder case, today favoured Low Copy Number (LCN) DNA test on exhibits seized by Noida Police and CBI during the investigation.
A London-based DNA expert, who deposed as defence witness in Aarushi Hemraj murder case, on Monday sought to punch holes in the report of a forensic expert who had examined DNA samples of the victims, saying it was not in conformity with international standards.
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar on Thursday moved a petition in a special CBI court seeking 10 days time to challenge its 18 June order turning down their pleas, in which they had sought reports of scientific tests and demanded a number of exhibits to be examined by their DNA expert.
A Special CBI court hearing the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case is expected to pass a crucial order on Friday that will decide whether there is enough evidence to continue the probe against Aarushi's parents.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar's plea against CBI for dropping its 14 witnesses in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case trial.
The special CBI court hearing the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case will record statements of the dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar on Tuesday.
Special CBI judge Shyam Lal rejected the defence counsel's plea, which demanded that 13 other witnesses including ADG (law and order) and the then CBI Joint Director Arun Kumar also be called to record statements.
CBI today countered the plea of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar seeking deposition of former CBI Joint Director Arun Kumar as court witness in the Aarushi murder case.
The CBI on Tuesday said that dentist Rajesh Talwar had found his daughter and domestic servant in an "objectionable position" and killed them using his golf stick and a sharp-edged weapon.
The CBI is expected to conclude recording evidence of witnesses today after which defence witnesses will be summoned.
Investigating officer AGL Kaul told the special CBI court that the double murder could have been committed only by the Talwars.
The special CBI court hearing the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case today adjourned the hearing till April 16.
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."
A forensic expert, deposing in the double Aarushi-Hemraj murder case, today told a special court that he had visited the crime spot twice or thrice but failed to remember which samples were collected from the teenager's room.
A forensic expert could not answer in a special court in Ghaziabad on Monday some defence queries on samples lifted from the scene of the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder.
A forensics expert told the special CBI court that blood stains were found on the clothes that Nupur and Rajesh Talwar wore on the night of Aarushi's murder.
Friends and family of Rajesh and Nupur have started a website and a Facebook page in order to attract support for the dentist couple and highlight the shortcomings in the investigations in the case.