Allahabad, Oct 11: In a major development, one of the most important till date in the Aarushi Murder Case, a historical judgement has com from the Allahabad High Court. Allahabad HC accepts plea by Rajesh and Nupur Talwar challenging their conviction.
We are waiting for judgment copy. We will decide our next course of action after studying it: CBI on Aarushi Murder.
Allahabad HC sets aside CBI court's order, acquits Rajesh and Nupur Talwar.
Allowing appeal by Talwars Allahabad HC was of view that as per circumstances and evidence on record they can't be held guilty.
The Aarushi Murder Case is among those few cases in recent times which has generated lot of interest in public for two reasons: How can a father and a mother, who are supposed to be the whole sole of a child, who have brought the child into this world turn out to be his murderer? The second is the interest and buzz created due to the extensive media coverage.
The Allahabad High Court is expected to deliver its verdict anytime now on an appeal filed by Rajesh and Nupur Talwar challenging a CBI court order convicting them for the murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in 2008. The couple were awarded life sentence by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad on November 26, 2013, a day after their conviction. Nupur and Rajesh Talwar are at present serving their sentence in Ghaziabad's Dasna jail. A division bench of the high court comprising justices B K Narayana and A K Mishra had reserved its judgement on September 7 on the appeal filed by the dentist couple, fixing October 12 as the date for the verdict. Fourteen-year-old Aarushi was found dead inside her room in the Talwars' Noida residence with her throat slit in May 2008. The needle of suspicion had initially moved towards 45- year-old Hemraj, who had gone missing but his body was recovered from the terrace of the house two days later. As the Uttar Pradesh Police drew flak over shoddy investigation into the case which was making national headlines, the then chief minister Mayawati handed over the probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
News24Bureau with Agency inputs