Real killers still free: Tal­wars’ ad­vo­cate

DNA (Delhi) - - MURDERS UNSOLVED - Richa Banka richa.banka@dnain­

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.

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