Aarushi murder case: Talwars all set to walk out of jail today

Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, who have been acquitted by the Allahabad High Court in the Aarushi -Hemraj murder case, are all set to walk out of jail on Friday. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Oct 13, 2017, 10:44 AM IST
Aarushi murder case: Talwars all set to walk out of jail today

New Delhi: A day after being acquitted by the Allahabad High Court in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case, dentist couple – Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are all set to walk out of the Ghaziabad's Dasna jail on Friday.

The Talwars have been lodged in Dasna jail since November 2013 in connection with the twin murders.

"We have not received the court order as yet. We will release them once we get it," Dasna Jail Superintendent Dadhiram Maurya told reporters here.

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.

The division bench of the High Court comprising Justices Bala Krishna Narain and Arvind Kumar Mishra, allowed the appeals of the Talwars, holding that neither the circumstances nor the evidence on the record established a chain showing their involvement in the murders of Aarushi and Hemraj. 

It also directed the authorities concerned to release both the appellants forthwith. 

Reacting to the court verdict, the CBI said it would study the High Court order and decide the future course of action. 

The Talwars, who were convicted in the double murder case of their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj by the CBI court, had moved the High Court on January 21, 2014, challenging their conviction and subsequent life sentence awarded to them by the CBI trial court in Ghaziabad. 

Aarushi was found dead with her throat slit, inside the bedroom of her residence in Noida’s Jal Vayu Vihar in May 2008. 

Domestic help Hemraj was initially suspected to be the one behind the crime after he went missing following Aarushi’s murder. However, two days later, his body was also recovered from the terrace of the house. 

The case was initially probed by the Uttar Pradesh police and later, the investigation was handed over to the CBI.