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SC junks Talwars’ plea,calls it ‘dilatory tactics’

Supreme Court Tuesday indicted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar of resorting to “dilatory tactics” to stretch the trial against them.

The Supreme Court Tuesday indicted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar of resorting to “dilatory tactics” to stretch the trial against them in the 2008 double murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj and rejected their petition to bring some additional documents on record.

The dentist couple had moved the apex court for directions to CBI to place before the trial court narco-analysis and brain-mapping test reports of their three helps,who were the initial accused in the case. They were later let off for want of evidence. A bench of Justices B S Chauhan and S A Bobde took note of the CBI’s contention and supporting documents to demonstrate that the couple incessantly moved applications and petitions across courts with an apparent motive to delay the trial.

“It is evident that petitioners have been adopting dilatory tactics on every moment,” the court said noting that even the present appeal had been filed after it was dismissed by the Allahabad High Court.

The court also accepted Additional Solicitor General Sidharth Luthra’s argument that the bench should not give any leeway to the accused at a time when the trial judge was to retire on November 30.

“…criminal courts are not obliged to accede to requests to entertain applications for additional evidence and are bound to refuse them if it appears that they are made in order to vex the proceedings or delay the same…,” the court said.