Ghaziabad, 3 September:A special CBI court today rejected the plea of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, accused in the murder case of their teenaged daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, seeking a direction to CBI to provide them either with tabular charts of DNA samples of Aarushi and Hemraj or an affidavit of the forensic expert, stating that it had been provided to them.
"There is no need of filing such affidavit of forensic expert B K Mahapatra in the trial court," said the Additional Sessions Judge Shyam Lal. The court has fixed 9 September as the next date for recording the statement of London-based DNA expert Dr Andre Semikhodskii, who has been made defence witness in the case by Rajesh and Nupur Talwar.
The court also warned the dentist couple that this is the last chance of recording statement (on 9 September) of their London-based defence witness. It also added that if Dr Semikhodskii can’t come to India, he can record his statement through video conferencing from London.
The court had earlier fixed several dates for recording his testimony, but the said witness failed to appear before it. sns