Posted On Friday, August 10, 2012 at 08:53:37 AM
|Rajesh and Nupur Talwar
Call @ 1.50 pm 9 aug
Mirror: What is the standard procedure while sending summons via e-mail?
Dharini Mishra, CBI spokesperson: They are sent from the official ids that end with @cbi.gov.in. In case there are network problems, officers might sometimes use their personal e-mails, but these normally bear the name of the officer. In no event will they use an obscure e-mail address.
Mirror: The Talwars received summons and other queries from an e-mail id that read ‘email@example.com’. You denied this in an Express story from May 2011.
Mishra: You are writing about the Aarushi case? These mails were not sent by the CBI. This is not possible.
Mirror: Do you stand by that denial?
Mishra: Yes, yes.
Mirror: There are documents in court that CBI has submitted that contain the address…
Mishra: What?? Okay give me 10 minutes, I will call you back. If I don’t call back, then you can say I stand by my earlier denial.
Call @ 2.13 pm
Mishra: Ok, I have spoken to the officers they say they have used this e-mail id for some time due to some very special reason.
Mirror: You said you had spoken to the officers when you last issued a denial, does that mean that denial was incorrect..
Mishra: You are trying to make a story out of nothing…
Mirror: Can you tell me what ‘special reasons’ there might have been?
Mishra: That we cannot disclose.
Mirror: I will quote this conversation in its entirety…
Mishra: You cannot do that! You are just making a big story out of nothing. Please listen to me. You did not tell me you were going to quote me. You started by asking a general question, but then you started asking specifics… I knew there was something fishy.
Mirror: I have told you what story I am working on and what documents I am relying on. These are CBI documents. I did not invent them.
Mishra: You can only quote me on what I say exactly. … I will send you an SMS and then an e-mail. That is all you can quote me on. Do not try to make a big story out of this.
Subsequently, Dharini Mishra sent an e-mail saying the CBI will not comment on court proceedings and on the evidence produced in courts as the matter is under trial. “Regarding your query on whether accused / witness can be summoned through email.
Yes, CBI can summon a witness/accused by e-mail also. Normally, official e-mail ID is used. But in rare cases/ occasion/ any specific reason, personal ID/ any other e-mail id can be used,” she added.