Talwars’s lawyer files contempt petition against NOIDA police

Rajesh TalwarNOIDA, May 28 : On behalf of NOIDA twin murder case accused Rajesh Talwar, his lawyer Abhijeet Banerjee today filed a contempt petition against NOIDA police alleging that the police had taken Talwar to an undisclosed location without informing his lawyers which is in violation of the court's order.

The contempt petition was filed at the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate A K Singh, claiming that NOIDA police has not adhered to a direction that a lawyer should be present during the interrogation of Talwar.

The judge has fixed the date of hearing to May 30.

"We have filed the contempt petition. We do not know about the whereabouts of Talwar. We do not know where Talwar has been taken to from Dasna jail," Banerjee said.

"The Noida Police move is against what the court has ordered. The court has categorically said a lawyer can be present during the interrogation," he said, adding he is also planing to approach the Allahabad High Court in this regard.

The judge had allowed the presence of a lawyer during the interrogation of Talwar, who was remanded to three-day police custody on Wednesday, after defence lawyers expressed apprehension that the dentist could be tortured in custody.

"During interrogation, one lawyer will remain with the accused at an appropriate distance," the court had said.

Talwar was arrested on Friday in connection with the murder of his teenaged daughter Arushi and family help Hemraj on May 16. (ANI)