Aarushi murder case LIVE: Rajesh, Nupur Talwar did not kill their daughter, declares HC

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Aarushi murder case LIVE: Rajesh, Nupur Talwar did not kill their daughter, declares HC

The Allahabad High Court has acquitted the Talwars in the Aarushi murder case and declared the couple innocent. Timeline of Aarushi-Hemraj murder case | Aarushi murder case: The untold story | An unfinished life

The Allahabad High Court has acquitted the Talwar couple in the double murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. The high court judges turned down the lower court decision saying that it was made on circumstantial evidence.

"We cross-examined 39 witnesses produced by the prosecution. We cross-examined 28 witnesses in Ghaziabad court also. Dinesh Talwar's (Rajesh Talwar's brother) contribution in pursuing the case is very important, he fought the case effectively and with full dedication," said the lawyer of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar after the court's judgment.

The couple, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, who are lodged in Dasna Jail watched the verdict on television from the barracks  Sources in the jail said the couple skipped their breakfast today and were praying since morning. Dasna Jail superintendent told India Today that the couple got emotional on hearing the judgment and said they have finally got justice.

CBI said that it will decide on the future course of action after going through the court's judgment. "We have 90 days' time before we file an appeal," the investigating agency said.

Minutes before the court started pronouncing its verdict, Rajesh Talwar's sister-in-law Vandana Talwar said, "We have been through really trying time since the last 10 years. I am tired, exhausted and extremely tense right now. Hope justice is delivered, hope verdict is in our favour".

The couple was awarded a life term by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad in November 2013 after it found the duo guilty of the crime. Both have been in jail since. The CBI had sought death penalty for the Talwar couple.

HERE ARE THE LIVE UPDATES:

  • Talwars' lawyer says Rajesh and Nupur will likely be out of jail tomorrow.
  • The entire family is extremely happy with the judgement. From the first day, we knew that they have been falsely convicted: Vandana Talwar
  • We have got justice, says Nupur Talwar.
  • Nupur Talwar is relieved. Whenever the copy of the judgement reaches us, we will start the official process: Maurya
  • We have come to know about the verdict through media: Dadhiram Maurya, Jail Superintendent
  • Jail authorities said that they will start the release process from Dasna jail as soon as they receive the judgment.
  • Nupur and Rajesh Talwar get emotional after hearing the judgment. They have been performing pooja since the morning.
  • Lack of concrete proof led to benefit of doubt and acquittal.
  • The documentation part will be done before 5 pm.
  • Judgement copy will be sent to Dasna Jail.
  • Talwar couple likely to be set free today.
  • The judges turned down the lower court decision saying that the case was made on circumstantial evidence.
  • The Allahabad High Court has acquitted the Talwar couple. Judges narrate loopholes in CBI investigation.
  • Judges to pronounce verdict now.
  • Both judges arrive in court room.
  • Case verdict has been written, only operative part will be read out at 2.45 pm.
  • Allahabad High Court to deliver verdict at 2.45pm.
  • The verdict will be pronounced at court number 40 of Allahabad High Court.
  • The court room is packed with advocates and CBI officers.
  • CBI officers and counsel of both parties present in the court.
  • Two judge bench is awaited, judges will arrive in few minutes.
  • Allahabad High Court is expected to announce verdict after 2:30 pm.
  • The Talwars were sentenced to life term in 2013, they later challenged the conviction

HERE IS THE TIMELINE OF AARUSHI-HEMRAJ DOUBLE MURDER CASE

  1. Aarushi Talwar was found murdered in her bedroom on May 16, 2008. Domestic help Hemraj, who was missing, suspected as the killer. The next day, Hemraj's body was found on the terrace of Talwars' residential building.
  2. Talwar's former domestic help Vishnu Sharma was named a suspect in the case. Delhi Police joined the double murder probe on May 21, 2008.
  3. The Talwars came under suspicion as police probed honour killing angle. Police quizzed Aarushi's close friend. On May 23, Aarushi's father Rajesh Talwar was arrested as a key accused.
  4. CBI took over the probe in the double murder case on June 1. Both Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were made to take lie detector tests. CBI declared it a "blind case". Rajesh Talwar was denied bail by a special Ghaziabad magistrate.
  5. Supreme Court rejected a PIL challenging the administration of narco-analysis test on the accused in the case. Consequently, Rajesh Talwar was granted bail.
  6. On January 5, 2010, CBI moved the court to conduct narco test on Talwars. In December, CBI submitted a closure report and gave clean chit to servants, pointed fingers at parents.
  7. On February 9, 2011, court took cognisance of the CBI report and asked it to continue with prosecution charging Aarushi's parents with murder and destruction of evidence. In the next fortnight, Talwars approached Allahabad High Court for quashing trial court summons. Allahabad High Court dismissed the plea following which Talwars moved the Supreme Court.
  8. On January 9, 2012, Supreme Court said that the bail granted to Rajesh Talwar by the lower court would continue and that he should appear before the Ghaziabad Magistrate on February 4 to face trial along with his wife, Nupur Talwar.
  9. Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were convicted for the double murder and sentenced to life imprisonment by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad in November 2013.
  10. On September 7, 2017, the Allahabad High Court bench comprising Justices BK Narayana and AK Mishra reserved judgment against parents' plea and fixed October 12 as the date of verdict.

ahabad High Court has acquitted the Talwar couple in the double murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. The high court judges turned down the lower court decision saying that it was made on circumstantial evidence.

"We cross-examined 39 witnesses produced by the prosecution. We cross-examined 28 witnesses in Ghaziabad court also. Dinesh Talwar's (Rajesh Talwar's brother) contribution in pursuing the case is very important, he fought the case effectively and with full dedication," said the lawyer of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar after the court's judgment.

The couple, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, who are lodged in Dasna Jail watched the verdict on television from the barracks Sources in the jail said the couple skipped their breakfast today and were praying since morning. Dasna Jail superintendent told India Today that the couple got emotional on hearing the judgment and said they have finally got justice.

Minutes before the court started pronouncing its verdict, Rajesh Talwar's sister-in-law Vandana Talwar said, "We have been through really trying time since the last 10 years. I am tired, exhausted and extremely tense right now. Hope justice is delivered, hope verdict is in our favour".

The couple was awarded a life term by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad in November 2013 after it found the duo guilty of the crime. Both have been in jail since. The CBI had sought death penalty for the Talwar couple.

HERE ARE THE LIVE UPDATES:

  • Talwars' lawyer says Rajesh and Nupur will likely be out of jail tomorrow.
  • The entire family is extremely happy with the judgement. From the first day, we knew that they have been falsely convicted: Vandana Talwar
  • We have got justice, says Nupur Talwar.
  • Nupur Talwar is relieved. Whenever the copy of the judgement reaches us, we will start the official process: Maurya
  • We have come to know about the verdict through media: Dadhiram Maurya, Jail Superintendent
  • Jail authorities said that they will start the release process from Dasna jail as soon as they receive the judgment.
  • Nupur and Rajesh Talwar get emotional after hearing the judgment. They have been performing pooja since the morning.
  • Lack of concrete proof led to benefit of doubt and acquittal.
  • The documentation part will be done before 5 pm.
  • Judgement copy will be sent to Dasna Jail.
  • Talwar couple likely to be set free today.
  • The judges turned down the lower court decision saying that the case was made on circumstantial evidence.
  • The Allahabad High Court has acquitted the Talwar couple. Judges narrate loopholes in CBI investigation.
  • Judges to pronounce verdict now.
  • Both judges arrive in court room.
  • Case verdict has been written, only operative part will be read out at 2.45 pm.
  • Allahabad High Court to deliver verdict at 2.45pm.
  • The verdict will be pronounced at court number 40 of Allahabad High Court.
  • The court room is packed with advocates and CBI officers.
  • CBI officers and counsel of both parties present in the court.
  • Two judge bench is awaited, judges will arrive in few minutes.
  • Allahabad High Court is expected to announce verdict after 2:30 pm.
  • The Talwars were sentenced to life term in 2013, they later challenged the conviction

HERE IS THE TIMELINE OF AARUSHI-HEMRAJ DOUBLE MURDER CASE

  1. Aarushi Talwar was found murdered in her bedroom on May 16, 2008. Domestic help Hemraj, who was missing, suspected as the killer. The next day, Hemraj's body was found on the terrace of Talwars' residential building.
  2. Talwar's former domestic help Vishnu Sharma was named a suspect in the case. Delhi Police joined the double murder probe on May 21, 2008.
  3. The Talwars came under suspicion as police probed honour killing angle. Police quizzed Aarushi's close friend. On May 23, Aarushi's father Rajesh Talwar was arrested as a key accused.
  4. CBI took over the probe in the double murder case on June 1. Both Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were made to take lie detector tests. CBI declared it a "blind case". Rajesh Talwar was denied bail by a special Ghaziabad magistrate.
  5. Supreme Court rejected a PIL challenging the administration of narco-analysis test on the accused in the case. Consequently, Rajesh Talwar was granted bail.
  6. On January 5, 2010, CBI moved the court to conduct narco test on Talwars. In December, CBI submitted a closure report and gave clean chit to servants, pointed fingers at parents.
  7. On February 9, 2011, court took cognisance of the CBI report and asked it to continue with prosecution charging Aarushi's parents with murder and destruction of evidence. In the next fortnight, Talwars approached Allahabad High Court for quashing trial court summons. Allahabad High Court dismissed the plea following which Talwars moved the Supreme Court.
  8. On January 9, 2012, Supreme Court said that the bail granted to Rajesh Talwar by the lower court would continue and that he should appear before the Ghaziabad Magistrate on February 4 to face trial along with his wife, Nupur Talwar.
  9. Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were convicted for the double murder and sentenced to life imprisonment by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad in November 2013.
  10. On September 7, 2017, the Allahabad High Court bench comprising Justices BK Narayana and AK Mishra reserved judgment against parents' plea and fixed October 12 as the date of verdict.

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