New Delhi: In yet another twist in Arushi murder case, Aarushi Talwar murder case, the Supreme Court today admitted CBI’s appeal against the acquittal of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar. This comes nearly one year after they were set free by the Allahabad High Court.
A bench headed by Justices Ranjan Gogoi said the CBI’s appeal would be heard along with Hemraj’s wife’s pending petition, which has also challenged the acquittal of the Talwars by the Allahabad High Court on October 12 last year.
In October last year, the Allahabad High Court had acquitted dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar and quashed their conviction in the 2008 murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in Noida. The court acquitted the couple, saying they could not be held guilty on the basis of the evidence on record.
The case refers to the unsolved murders of 14-year-old girl Aarushi Talwar and 45-year-old Hemraj Banjade, a live-in domestic worker, employed by her family in Noida
A CBI court at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh had sentenced the Talwars to life imprisonment on November 26, 2013 in connection with the case.
Before the high court order, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were serving life sentences in Ghaziabad’s Dasna jail.
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.