Allahabad High Court on Thursday acquitted Nupur Talwar and Rajesh Talwar in Aarushi Talwar murder case. The landmark verdict in the 2008 Noida double murder case said that the parents of Aarushi Talwar, who were the prime suspects of the murder, had to be acquitted as there was no substantial evidence which pointed to their being guilty. Moreover, the Allahabad High Court also said that there were numerous loopholes in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) submissions to the court which weakened the case further.

On the other hand, Central Bureau of Investigation said that they are waiting for the judgment copy to decide further course of action will decided only after studying the judgment. Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar are likely to be released from Dasna Jail on Friday. However, trouble still is not over for the Talwars. If the CBI approaches Supreme Court, the case will go for trial once again. On the other hand, the Talwars can also approach a court to reopen the case and demand for re-investigation as the CBI’s version of the crime has been deemed void due to numerous loopholes in the investigation. The bigger issue now is, who is the real culprit in the crime that happened against an innocent minor – Aarushi Talwar.

While announcing the verdict, Judges AK Mishra and BK Narayana were quick to pinpoint the gaping loopholes in the CBI investigation. The investigation agency could not satisfy the court on some crucial evidential issues and hence, Aarushi’s parents were acquitted. Therefore, Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar, cannot be penalised for the murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. The judges further added that that there was no chain of evidence and the court cannot convict anyone on the basis of mere suspicion.

First Published | 12 October 2017 6:33 PM
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