Aarushi murder: Talwar aide alleges CBI pressure tactics

The controversy over the investigation in the Aarushi Talwar double murder case has taken a new turn after a video surfaced of a purported narco test being conducted on a discharged accused who claimed that a top Central Bureau of Investigation official had put pressure on him to own up to the crime.

An hour-long video that surfaced on Thursday on YouTube shows Krishna, Aarushi's father Rajesh Talwar's assistant, purportedly saying that the then CBI joint director Arun Kumar asked him to own up the crime on the promise of getting his sentence reduced.

The plea of the now-convicted dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, parents of Aarushi, demanding videos of narco tests conducted on servants was struck down by the Supreme Court on the grounds that they were not admissible as evidence.

"I will never run from here. Why will I run? I have not committed any crime. I had told them first time when they had asked me to take allegations on myself," Krishna, who used to assist Rajesh Talwar in his clinic, is seen telling the doctor.

When the doctor asks him who had asked him to take allegations on himself, Krishna says ''IG saab''. When further probed as to who asked him to take allegations on himself, Krishna says, "IG Kumar" and also pleads "please don't say it in front of him".

Joint director Arun Kumar, a 1985-batch IPS officer, led the probe of the first team of CBI but its findings allegedly implicating servants - Krishna, Rajkumar and Vijay Mondal - in the murders were dismissed by Director CBI Ashwani Kumar.

When contacted by the media, Arun Kumar, now inspector general of CRPF, Patna, said the video concerned was not from an authentic source.

Asked whether he feels it could have been doctored, Kumar said he cannot comment on that. "It was shown on TV channels. I need not see that. Original narco is not there. What you are seeing is not original. It is not from authentic source. Please get the CD from the lab or the CBI or from the accused persons whom it is authentically given. It's (these allegations) not there in original CD," Kumar told PTI over phone.