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Court accepts Talwars plea on defence witness

In the Aarushi murder case, a court here on Tuesday accepted a plea of the slain teenager’s dentists parents and accused to drop a carpenter from the list of witnesses they had forwarded for their defence.
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar filed an application before a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special judge saying that carpenter Mahendra Sharma had alleged receiving threats from the probe agency and expressed a desire to stay away from the witness box.

The Talwars alleged Sharma had claimed that CBI threatened him of dire consequences if he recorded a statement in their favour. Court accepted the Talwars’ plea to drop Sharma from the list of defence witnesses and ordered other witnesses Vikash Sethi and Mashuma Jha to
appear July 18. Aarushi, 14, was found murdered at her Noida
residence May 16, 2008.
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