More agony awaits Talwars; Supreme Court admits CBI plea against acquittal


New Delhi, August 10, News24 Bureau: It seems that agony of Talwars is far from over as the Supreme Court admits CBI plea against their acquittal:

Their days of happiness were numbered as Nupur and Rajesh Talwar will again be tensed as the Supreme Court admits CBI plea against the couple's acquittal. SC has today agreed to hear the CBI's appeal challenging the acquittal of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar regarding the 2008 twin murder case of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.

The bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that the CBI's appeal would be heard along with Hemraj's wife's pending petition. This also challenged the acquittal of the Talwars by the Allahabad High Court on October 12 last year.


"Leave granted," the bench, also comprising Justices Navin Sinha and K M Joseph, said. Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh, representing the CBI, referred to the plea filed by Hemraj's wife. The bench said CBI's appeal would be tagged with it.


Aarushi Talwar who was 14-years-old was found dead inside her room in the Talwars' Noida residence with her throat slit. this happened in May 2008. It appeared to be an open-and-shut case when their domestic help Hemraj was also found missing from the house. But the case took a U-Turn when the next day even 45-year-old Hemraj, on whom the needle of suspicion was pointing all this time, was himself found dead. He had gone missing and his body was recovered from the terrace of the house two days later.
A CBI court at Ghaziabad had sentenced the Talwars to life imprisonment on November 26, 2013 in connection with the case. Later the high court had freed them of the charges on the ground that they could not be held guilty on the basis of the evidence on record. This was being seen as a big victory by all those who felt that the Talwars are not guilty, including their family members. But the new stand taken by the Supreme Court has punctured this short-lived-happiness.