A published book in India about the murder of a girl from a wealthy family and the cook is something of a sensation in India because one key revelation is that the case's judge and his son worked on the case judgement before the defense team even began its arguments.
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"Ashutosh continued: 'The difficulty was finding a typist. Because, you know, in Ghaziabad all typists are for Hindi only. Only one or two stenos are there who can type the judgements in English. We had to make special arrangements. In fact I was the one who typed the beginning personally. First ten pages'," it says.
The judgement was 210 pages and it took more than a month to write.
"I took this information in, and did my best to appear deadpan. Because the facts were these: Judge Shyam Lal pronounced his judgement on November 25, 2013. Tanveer Ahmed Mir, counsel for the defence, began his final arguments on October 24. Over the next two weeks he would argue on a total of 24 circumstances that he felt should lead to acquittal. Seven of these were major points. As Judge Shyam Lal and his son sat down to write the judgement, Mir (the Talwars' lawyer Tanveer Ahmed Mir) had not even begun. The Talwars and Mir had their own stenographer-related problems and would submit the arguments in writing only around 10 November. (Their typist was also a kabab seller who had got busy with his food business in the festive season.)," the book, published by Penguin, says.
The book also recounts stories of witnesses being pressured about their version of events.
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n his book, Avirook Sen pits the innocence of the Talwars against the zealously obsessive AGL Kaul, the CBI investigating officer, who had taken it upon himself to get the couple convicted. In Sen’s story Talwars are the victims and Kaul is the villain. According to Sen, AGL Kaul, who died in October last year, was not an officer with a high level of integrity and had the reputation of a ‘fixer’ within the organisation. It was Kaul who, as the head of the second CBI team to investigate the case, resurrected the UP Police’s sexually charged theory that the Talwars were the guilty party.
According to Sen, Kaul tried extremely manipulative methods to get witnesses to either deny or modify their earlier stated positions in the matter. When that failed, he tried plain forgery and was successful in more than one instance in confusing the court. Sen contends that the prosecution’s theory that Rajesh Talwar found Hemraj and Aarushi in Aarushi’s bedroom was absolutely wrong and was based on evidence that was simply not there. The court, which was in a rush to settle the matter, did not pay attention and accepted the prosecution’s point.
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