Relief came in for Talwar couple as the Allahabad High Court on Thursday has acquitted them for the murder of their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi Talwar and domestic help Hemraj in 2008.
The High Court stayed the order of the CBI court order convicting Nupur and Rajesh Talwar for the murder of the dual murder.
The division bench has raised objection on the investigation procedure.
A division bench of the Allahabad High Court comprising justices B K Narayana and A K Mishra in their verdict said 'parents did not murder their daughter."
As it happened:
# Both Rajesh and Nupur Talwar have been acquitted and we are expecting that they will be out of jail tomorrow: Lawyer of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar
# Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are happy, and said that they have got justice: DR Maurya, Jailor, Dasna Jail
# We are waiting for judgment copy. We will decide our next course of action after studying it: CBI on Aarushi verdict
# Allowing appeal by Talwars Allahabad HC was of view that as per circumstances and evidence on record they can't be held guilty
# Allahabad HC sets aside CBI court's order, acquits Rajesh & Nupur Talwar
# Allahabad HC accepts plea by Rajesh & Nupur Talwar challenging their conviction
The couple was awarded life sentence by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad on November 26, 2013. Nupur and Rajesh Talwar are serving their life sentence in Ghaziabad’s Dasna jail.
Fourteen-year-old Aarushi was found dead inside her room in the Talwars’ Noida residence with her throat slit in May 2008. The needle of suspicion had initially moved towards 45-year-old Hemraj, who had gone missing but his body was recovered from the terrace of the house two days later.
As the Uttar Pradesh Police drew flak over shoddy investigation into the case which was making national headlines, the then chief minister Mayawati handed over the probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).