NEED TO RE­VIEW JUS­TICE SYS­TEM: EX-CBI OF­FI­CIAL

Deccan Chronicle - - NATION -

New Delhi, Oct. 12: ADG BSF Arun Ku­mar, who had headed a CBI team into the Aarushi Tal­war mur­der case, on Thursday called for a re­view of crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem fol­low­ing the ac­quit­tal of the Tal­war cou­ple by the Al­la­habad High Court.

The CBI team un­der Ku­mar had con­cluded that Aarushi and do­mes­tic help Hem­raj were mur­dered by Kr­ishna Thadarai — help at Tal­war’s clinic, his friend Ra­jku­mar — a do­mes­tic ser­vant with Praful and Anita Dur­rani who were Tal­wars’ friends, and Vi­jay Man­dal, driver of Tal­wars' neigh­bour.

The find­ings, how­ever, were trashed by then CBI direc­tor Ash­wani Ku­mar who found holes in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Arun Ku­mar.

“It is a well-dis­cussed case. Sub­ject to the con­fir­ma­tion of the court (about Tal­war cou­ple be­ing in­no­cent), think of the fam­ily and what has hap­pened to them. Let us re­view our crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem,” Arun Ku­mar said.

He said no­body should face what the Tal­wars had faced.

“#AarushiV­er­dict My only con­cern is how do we en­sure that this is not re­peated with any other case! It was worth pur­su­ing the truth,” the ad­di­tional direc­tor gen­eral of the BSF wrote on Twit­ter.

The ver­dict ends, at least for now, the nine-year or­deal of the Noida cou­ple who were sen­tenced to life by a CBI court on Novem­ber 28, 2013 for the dou­ble mur­der that not only trans­fixed but also shook the na­tion.

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