A special court here today directed the CBI to provide probe-related CDs to the defence counsel and fixed May 16 as the next date of hearing in the sensational double murder case of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar’s daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.
The court is likely to hear arguments on framing of charges from both the sides when the case comes up for hearing on Wednesday,four years after the murders took place in 2008 at the Talwars’ residence in neighbouring Noida.
CBI counsel R K Saini said the defence lawyers were today provided the report prepared by the first Investigation Officer (IO) of the case Dataram Nauneria of Uttar Pradesh Police.
Saini said the court also directed the agency to provide the accused certain CDs related to the probe in the case. Both Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were present in the court.
The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Shyam Lal had on May 11 reserved its order on the Talwars’ plea about deficiency in case-related documents provided to them by the investigating agency.
The CBI had then told the court that the agency had provided all relevant documents to them and had withheld only those on which it was not relying for the couple’s prosecution.
14-year-old Aarushi was found murdered on the intervening night of May 16-17,2008 at her Noida residence and the body of Hemraj was found on the terrace of the house the next day.
The judge had earlier orally asked the CBI to give all the documents to the Talwars “for the sake of justice”.