HC adjourns hearing on Aarushi`s parents petition till Tuesday

Last Updated: Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 17:54

Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday
adjourned till Tuesday the hearing on a petition by Aarushi
Talwar`s parents, challenging the CBI court order to initiate
proceedings against them in the murder case of their teenaged
daughter.

Justice Bala Krishna Narayana fixed April 8 as the
next date of hearing, following a request from Gopal
Chaturvedi, the counsel for the Noida-based dentist couple
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar.

Chaturvedi had sought "more time" for filing a
rejoinder.

Last Tuesday, the CBI and the Uttar Pradesh government
had concluded their arguments in response to the petition
filed by the Talwars, who contended that the special CBI court
at Ghaziabad had decided to initiate proceedings against them
despite the fact that the investigating agency had not named
them as suspects in its closure report.

However, both the CBI and the state government were of
the view that the magistrate concerned had the power to
initiate proceedings if he believed that there was sufficient
evidence against some person or persons irrespective of the
opinion of the investigating officer as expressed in the
closure report.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 17:54

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