Saturday, March 19, 2011

SC reprieve for Talwars in Aarushi case

New Delhi: Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, facing charges of murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in 2008, got a reprieve on Saturday as the Supreme Court stayed the proceedings against them in a trial court in connection with the case.
A bench of justices B Sudershan Reddy and S S Nijjar, which conducted the hearing at 7pm in apex court on a holiday, however, asked Talwars to surrender their passports before the trial court by Monday. No counsel for CBI was present at the hearing which lasted for less than 15 minutes. The bench listed the matter for further hearing “as per the date notified”.
The couple has challenged the special CBI judge’s orders summoning them as accused and issuing bailable warrants. The apex court granted relief to Talwars after senior counsel Pinaki Mishra and Sandeep Kapur, appearing for the couple, termed the trial court’s orders as being “erroneous without any basis” and submitted that Nupur who was never interrogated by the investigation agency till date and yet had been made an accused. PTI

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