SC agrees to hear the appeal of Talwar couple


NC Network, New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the appeal of  CBI which is challenging the verdict in which Dr. Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are accused of murdering their daughter and domestic help Hemraj in the year 2008.

A bench headed by Justices Ranjan Gogoi stated that CBI's appeal would be heard along with Hemraj's wife's pending petition, which has also challenged the acquittal of the Talwars by the Allahabad High Court on October 12 last year. Justices Navin Sinha and K M Joseph added, "Leave granted." 

General Maninder Singh, from CBI, referred to the plea filed by Hemraj's wife's. The bench said CBI's appeal would be tagged with it.

This incidence took place in May, 2008. Fourteen-year-old Aarushi was found dead inside her room in the Talwars' Noida residence with her throat slit in May 2008. Earlier the domestic help of the Talwar's Hemaraj was suspected, but two days later his dead body was found on the terrace of the house. 

On 26 November,2013 CBI court Gaziabad gave its verdict and declared the Talwar couple guilty of murdering their daughter. They were sentenced with life time imprisonment.  

The high court had freed them of the charges on the ground that they could not be held guilty on the basis of the evidence on record.

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