The former medical assistant and employee of dentist Rajesh Talwar, Krishna Thadarai, alleged that he was asked by the CBI’s former joint director Arun Kumar to own up to the Arushi Talwar double-murder case that rocked India in May 2008. According to Hindustan Times, Thadarai, who was also an initial suspect in Talwars’ daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj’s murders, had reportedly confessed on the video that was recorded during his narco analysis test conducted after his arrest in June 2008.
While Thadarai was later set free due to lack of evidence and because narco test findings are not admissible in courts, the video itself has now made its way on YouTube.
In the video he purportedly claims that the officer had promised him a reduced sentence if he owned up to the double murders. While responding to the queries of a medical expert during the test, Thadarai appears to be saying:
“I have not committed any crime. I had told them the first time when they had asked me to take the allegations on myself.”
Furthermore, when the doctor asks Thadarai who had asked him to implicate himself, he names “IG Kumar”. Kumar is a 1985-batch IPS officer and had supervised the Double Murder case probe back in 2008. During the investigation, he had gone on to arrest Thadarai and two other domestic helps – Rajkumar Sharma and Vijay Mandal – on June 13, 2008 after which all three were administered to narco tests. Kumar refused to comment stating that he is busy with the elections in Bihar. He in an earlier interview to PTI he said:
“I need not see that (video). Original narco is not there… 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.”