The Talwar couple, who have been acquitted by the Allahabad High Court in the 2008 murder case of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, are likely to be released from Dasna jail on Monday.
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar have been lodged in Dasna jail since November 2013. They will be coming out of jail after 4 years.
The release of Talwar couple was delayed as the court's order copy was not received by Dasna jail authorities before the weekend.
"Court has opened after a 2-day holiday, there is a strong possibility of the Talwars being released today. Talwars will continue to visit jail periodically so that medical assistance provided by them to inmates can continue. Talwars gave medical service for free, refused remuneration. If they would've taken it, amount would've been appx Rs 49,500," said D Maurya, Jailor, Dasna Jail.
“There is no possibility of release of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar from Dasna Jail today as we have not received the court order copy so far. Their release may take place on Monday as tomorrow is second Saturday,” lawyer of the Talwars’ Tanvir Mir Ahmed told.
Dasna Jail Superintendent Dadhiram Maurya said, “we have not received the court order as yet. We will release them once we get it.”
He said there were two methods to complete the process of releasing a prisoner from jail.
“Either the Allahabad High Court sends its order copy directly to jail authorities or it is sent through the CBI court concerned which awarded them life sentence,” he said.
“In 99 per cent cases we get order copy through post. If we are handed over the hard copy of the order we will release them,” Maurya added.
The Allahabad High Court had yesterday acquitted the Talwars in the case, saying neither the circumstances nor the evidence was enough to hold them guilty.
The verdict ends, at least for now, the nine-year ordeal of the Noida couple who were sentenced to life by a Ghaziabad CBI court on November 28, 2013 for the double murders that not only transfixed but also shook the nation with its element of filicide.