SC admits CBI’s appeal challenging Talwars acquittal

SC admits CBI’s appeal challenging Talwars acquittal
PC: DC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today admitted CBI’s appeal challenging the acquittal of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar who were implicated by the CBI in their daughter Aarushi’s murder.

The Allahabad High Court had acquitted the couple on 12 October last year saying the parents cannot be held guilty on the basis of evidence on record, DC reported.

The top court allowing the appeal has also issued a notice to the couple.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi who was heading the bench apart from Justice Navin Sinha and K M Joseph said the CBI’s appeal would be heard along with Hemraj’s wife’s pending petition.

“Leave granted,” said the bench when Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh, who was presenting CBI, referred to Hemraj’s wife’s plea and the CBI’s appeal filed in March.

Aarushi was 14-years-old went she was found murdered with her throat slit inside her room along with their house help Hemraj aged 45 who was later found dead on the terrace in Talwar’s Noida residence in 2008.

A CBI court at Ghaziabad had then sentenced the Talwars to life imprisonment on November 26, 2013, in connection with the case.