Fourteen-year-old Aarushi was found dead inside her room at the Talwars’ Noida residence with her throat slit on May 16, 2008. Initial suspicion fell on 45-year-old Hemraj, who had gone missing, but his body was recovered from the terrace of the house a day later.
Hemraj’s wife had already moved the apex court in December last year, challenging the October 12, 2017, order of the High Court. CBI sources confirmed that the agency had moved the Supreme Court.
According to jail authorities, there has been a sudden rush of patients who are in a “hurry” to get their treatment done from them.
Aarushi murder case: The bench found that Dohre’s testimony had “material improvements” based on “subjective findings which have no place in forensic science”.
“We aimed to defeat the hypothesis that there were only four persons in the flat that night by establishing the presence of outsiders,” said Rajarshi Gupta, one of the counsel.
The court said the judge made “a mockery of law” by acting like a “fanciful imaginative film director, and a maths teacher trying to solve the murders like a maths puzzle based on analogies and guesswork”.
Much has been written to suggest that the investigation in this case was shoddy to say the least. The CBI in fact had filed a closure report suggesting there was no sufficient evidence available to recommend trial. Of course, this report was rejected. A shoddy investigation resulted in the lack of evidence and the CBI Judge proceeded to find the Talwars guilty on the basis of conjectures and surmises.
Aarushi-Hemraj case: The Allahabad High Court said circumstantial evidence against the Talwars was inconclusive and their guilt could not be sufficiently established
“We moved just two years ago, so we didn’t know the Talwars — apart from what we have seen on television and read in the papers,” said a woman, who lives in L-30.
The night before the verdict, Anita Durrani — a family friend of the Talwars — was up late, talking to her daughter, Vidushi, who works in New York.
The Supreme Court is what we look to now,” said Naresh Yadav, the lawyer who has been fighting the case for the family.
But on Thursday, the Allahabad High Court maintained that the CBI had been unable to prove the Talwars’ guilt and that there was “no irresistible conclusion that the accused committed the murders”.
A senior officer at Dasna Jail said, “They came to know about it after they saw the news on TV. They were in their respective barracks at the time. As the news came out, they were in tears and said justice has finally been served.”
Nupur and Rajesh Talwar who have been serving their sentence in Ghaziabad’s Dasna jail reportedly had tears of joy after the verdict was out.
The CBI team under Arun Kumar had concluded that Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj were not murdered by Rajesh and Nupur Talwar