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Defense lawyers for Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara on June 19 cross-examined Kanagawa police forensic officers on their search for the bodies of the wife and baby of an anti-Aum Shinrikyo lawyer.

The four officers are giving testimony in a trial session for Asahara, 42, whose real name is Chizuo Matsumoto, at the Tokyo District Court. His lawyers asked the officers several detailed questions about the unearthing of Satoko and Tatsuhiko Sakamoto, the wife and the 1-year-old son of Tsutsumi Sakamoto, a lawyer for parents who were seeking to take their children away from Aum.

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