Real killers still free: Talwars’ advocate
It has been a long fight for Senior Advocate Rebecca
John, who fought for the Talwars during the trial in the Ghaziabad Court. An elated John in an interview with DNA said that while she was relieved as the Talwars walked free from jail, the larger question, which still remains unanswered, is who the real killers are. Excerpts from the interview:
What do you have to say on the judgement delivered by the High Court?
I believe the prosecution, the trial of the Talwars, and the witch-hunt, was a travesty of justice. Having lost their only child to a senseless murder, the parents expected the prosecuting and investigating agencies to crack the case in a professional and meticulous manner. Instead, they found themselves at the receiving end of the investigating agency’s ire.
What eventually happened was the Talwars had to defend themselves for a crime they never committed, while the real killers were not found. Though we are relieved that the Talwars are walking free, the larger question in the parents’ mind would be who the real killers are.
Do the Talwars plan to re-open the case to ascertain the real culprits?
Aarushi’s parents as well as other people, who have been following the case, everyone would want to know who the real perpetrators are. But to be realistic, it is a closed door as the evidence was disturbed within 48 hours of the crime. So getting to know the truth about the murders after 10 years is going to be difficult.
The court, while pronouncing the judgement mentioned ‘circumstantial evidence’ and said there was the presence of outsiders in the house. What do you have to say about that?
We have always maintained that the CBI’s theory — there were four people in the house and if two of them were dead then the other two are guilty — was too simplistic because Hemraj had access to the house from the front door. Also, the evidence found in Hemraj’s room show that there was no forced entry.