Meets CBI chief to probe closed case of murder

Upset with the closure report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in a Ghaziabad court in the case of the May 2008 murder of Aarushi Talwar that shook the nation, Union Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily met the agency's Director on Friday to discuss the possibilities of making “further progress.”

“I had invited CBI Director A.P. Singh for a thorough discussion on the Aarushi Talwar murder case. The question is whether it is a fit case for closure or further progress can be made,” Mr. Moily told journalists here after the meeting.

Refusing to go into the options available for the agency, Mr. Moily said he discussed the legal parameters involved in the case. “Let us see how we go forward.” He defended the CBI, saying no one could question the way it had handled the case. “They have done a thorough job with utmost sincerity.”

On Wednesday, the CBI filed a closure report, saying that there was no evidence available at the crime scene to pursue the probe. It was impossible to reach any plausible conclusion because of the lack of concrete forensic evidence to nail the culprits.

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said she was “worried” by the recent developments in the Aarushi case. “This is an important issue. We are worried about it. That a child was murdered and why she is not getting justice. We should think seriously.”

Terming the CBI filing closure report “saddening,” the National Commission for Women shot off letters to the Home Minister and the Law Minister, seeking a relook into the case. Commission chairperson Girija Vyas said she would request the Prime Minister to look into the matter and take necessary steps.

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