A sessions court in Ghaziabad today denied interim bail to Nupur Talwar,mother of murdered teenager Arushi,and sent her to judicial custody. Sessions Judge Shyam Lal directed that the arguments on her formal bail plea would be heard tomorrow.
The arguments by both counsels were heard by three different courts in the Ghaziabad court complex today,beginning at 10:30 am,and finally ending at 4:30 pm when Talwar was taken to Dasna prison for the night.
The proceedings began in the court of special CBI magistrate Preeti Singh,where,as per the Supreme Courts directions,Talwar surrendered. While her counsel filed a bail application,lawyers representing the CBI argued that in a case of murder under Section 302 of the IPC,the magistrate court does not have the authority to grant bail.
Asking Talwars lawyers to file her bail plea before the Sessions Court,the magistrate observed that it did not seem correct to grant bail when there were allegations of destruction of evidence,and ordered judicial custody for 14 days.
Talwars lawyers then sought bail in the court of District and Sessions Judge Bharat Bhushan,who held that the sessions court of Shyam Lal would have to decide the matter.
In the Sessions Court,the CBI counsel argued that it needed time to reply to the bail plea. Talwars lawyers then sought interim bail,arguing that all the evidence was merely circumstantial.
Denying interim relief,Sessions Judge Shyam Lal,in his order,said: I do not find it feasible to release the accused.