Aarushi-Hemraj murder: SC notice to Talwar couple on plea against acquittal

Aarushi Talwar Murder Case: Supreme Court Admits Hemraj's Wife's Petition Challenging Parents' Acquittal

Aarushi-Hemraj murder: SC notice to Talwar couple on plea against acquittal

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to Rajesh and Nupur Talwar on a plea challenging their acquittal in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case by the Allahabad High Court.

The High Court's order came on an appeal by the Talwars against a Ghaziabad CBI court's 26 November 2013, order sentencing them to life imprisonment, bringing an end to the couple's nine-year ordeal.

Police alleged that the Talwars were furious on discovery of the alleged affair between Aarushi and Hemraj but offered no evidence to substantiate this premise. "Leave granted. The Registry is directed to call for the original record of the case", a bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R Banumathi said after hearing a plea of Khumkala Banjade, widow of Hemraj, who was a domestic help of the Talwars.

The Allahabad High Court in October, 2017 acquitted Rajesh and Nupur in the murder of their daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj in 2008.

Aarushi Talwar Murder Case: Supreme Court Admits Hemraj's Wife's Petition Challenging Parents' Acquittal
Aarushi murder case: SC admits pleas challenging acquittal of the Talwars

In October past year, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were released from the Dasna jail after the Allahabad High Court acquitted them in the double murder case.

On May 16, 2008, 13-year-old Aarushi was found dead in her room. The judges said that the CBI failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the Talwars are guilty. "There is no irresistible conclusion that accused did the murders", the court said. It has also been said in the petition that the High Court has failed to consider the theory of last seen, while there was concrete proof that Nupur Talwar and Rajesh Talwar were present in L-32 Jalvayu Vihar with those who died.

The Talwars had denied the committing crime and insisted they were victims of botched investigations and unfair media coverage. Banjade, Hemraj's wife, had approached the apex court in December previous year and had then said, "We've come to the Supreme Court for justice. the high court freed them (Talwars), they are killers. they should be punished". They should be punished.

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