CBI moves Supreme Court against acquittal of Talwar couple in Aarushi murder case

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CBI moves Supreme Court against acquittal of Talwar couple in Aarushi murder case

CBI has moved Supreme Court challenging the acquittal of the Talwar couple in Aarushi murder case. The Talwar couple was given a clean chit by the Allahabad high court in October 2017. CBI has said that the High Court judgment has several lacunae.

After almost five months, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has appealed before the Supreme Court against the acquittal of Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar in connection with the murder of their daughter Aarushi Talwar and domestic help Hemraj, the agency said.

Sources have told India Today, the decision of CBI to appeal against the acquittal of the doctor couple came after legal experts came to the conclusion that the Allahabad High Court judgment had erred on many fronts.

The central investigating agency was supposed to move the Supreme Court within 90 days of the Allahabad High Court acquitting the Talwars in the case. However, it has now moved the top court after over 140 days.

The CBI has filed the appeal with a 'Condonation of Delay', sources have told India Today.

On October 12 last year, a bench of Justice BK Narayana and Justice AK Mishra of the Allahabad High Court had acquitted the Talwars by giving them the benefit of doubt in the murder of 14-year-old Aarushi and Hemraj at their Jalvayu Vihar home in Noida on May 16, 2008.

Read: Chronology of Arushi-Hemraj double murder case


The High Court had upheld an appeal by the Talwars against a Ghaziabad CBI court order awarding them life imprisonment on November 26, 2013, bringing an end to the nine-year ordeal of the couple.

After Aarushi was found murdered in her bedroom, Hemraj was initially considered a suspect. However, his body too was found in a pool of blood a day after on the terrace of the house.

The Uttar Pradesh Police accused Rajesh Talwar of killing his daughter in a fit of rage. Rajesh Talwar was arrested on May 23, 2008.

On May 31, 2008, the CBI took over the case and initially absolved the parents, but later held them responsible for the double-murder.

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