17 years passed to even start trial in the case of high profile murder of indian origin Canadian Doctor Dr Asha Goyal. Now on January 13, the session Court will decide on starting the trial.
The case of the murder of Dr. Asha Goyal, who came from Canada to visit her brother, is still not resolved after 17 years. So far it is not clear who killed Dr. Asha Goyal and who is the killer. Dr. Goyal’s son Sanjay Goyal, who is also a doctor himself, has come to India from Canada about 80 times so far to pursue this matter but the fight is getting entangled in the legal claim.
It is alleged that when Dr. Asha Goyal came to his brother Suresh Aggarwal’s house in Mumbai, Suresh Aggarwal along with his son-in-law Narendra Goyal and two employees Manohar Shinde and Pawan Aggarwal killed Asha Goyal. Accused Suresh Aggarwal and Manohar Shinde have died during the trial itself. Asha Goyal’s second brother Subhash Goyal is absconding in this case and lives in Canada. He also has a warrant from Interpol but no action has been taken. In this case, an employee named Pradeep Parab has been made a government witness.
Now on January 13, there is a hearing in the Mumbai session Court, in which the court has to decide on starting a trial against the main accused in this case. In this case, accused Narendra Aggarwal was acquitted by the sessions court but he was challenged by the government, on which the High Court rejected the decision of the lower court had given .
In the last hearing of the case on 22 December 2018, the Bombay High Court quashed a trial court order acquitting Narendra Goel, the main accused in the murder of Dr Asha Goyal.
Police challenged the order of the trial court of 14 February 2016, in which Narendra Goyal was acquitted.
Special Public Prosecutor Raja Thackeray said that Narendra Goyal has cited that he was not in Mumbai on the night of 22 and 23 August 2003 and left for Delhi on the night of 22 August. Thackeray said that this defense needs to be investigated and this can only be done at the trial stage so that the prosecution is given an opportunity to verify the details.
Mukesh Vyas, counsel for Narendra Goyal, says that there is no evidence to establish murder charges against Narendra Goyal. Vyas further said that there is no evidence against Goyal other than the witness’s statement that Parab had told the police that Narendra Goyal had knowledge of the conspiracy.
Justice Mridula Bhatkar said that all the evidence and statements in this case should be thoroughly investigated and only then one can be acquitted.