Ghaziabad: A head constable of Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday failed to match photographs and negatives of the crime scene during the trial in the Aarushi murder case.

The special CBI court here gave one hour to prosecution witness and police photographer cum-forensic expert Chunni Lal Gautam to match the photographs but he could not tally the photographs and negatives.

During cross examination of Gautam on the photographs and the original finger print papers, the CBI also supplied the original finger print paper after special judge S Lal's June 25 order.

Defense counsel R P Thareja first cross examined Gautam and asked him from where he started taking the finger prints and the photographs. To this, he answered that he did not remember it now.

The next question asked by the defense was that if he could recognise the first finger print which was lifted by him. To this too, he replied in the negative.

The next question which was asked by the defense was how many officials were present when he took photographs and the finger prints.

Gautam replied that he did not remember about officials because he was busy taking prints and the photographs with the investigating officer. Thareja then said it is a fake case.

CBI counsel R K Sain said the defense was harassing the witness during the cross examination by asking unnecessary questions which were not related to the case.

After the cross examination, the hearing was adjourned for July 2. The special CBI court had directed for supply of original finger print paper to the accused in the murder case.

Special judge S Lal in a batch of three orders made collectively also directed the investigating agency to supply all the 203 photographs to the accused parents of Arushi – Dr Rajesh Talwar and Dr Nupur Talwar.
In today's proceedings original finger print papers were supplied to the defense by the prosecution while the 203 photographs were supplied on June 25.

Fourteen-year-old Arushi Talwar was found dead in her Noida flat on May 16, 2008 with her throat slit, while her domestic help Hemraj was found a day later in the terrace of the house. Aarushi's parents are currently facing trial for their alleged roles in the twin murder case.


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