Verdict on Talwars` 2nd plea against warrants also on Friday

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 18:13

Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court will
on Friday give it judgement on a petition filed by Noida-based
dentist Rajesh Talwar challenging bailable warrants issued by
a Ghaziabad court against him and his wife Nupur in the murder
their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.

Justice Ravindra Singh today reserved the judgement on
Talwar`s petition for pronouncement of verdict on March 18.

Significantly, the judgement on a criminal revision
petition filed by Nupur Talwar challenging the special CBI
court`s decision to initiate criminal proceedings against the
dentist couple was also earlier reserved, by another bench,
for pronouncement on Friday.
Arguing on behalf of Rajesh, counsel Samit Gopal
argued that the dental surgeon was out on bail and the
Ghaziabad court had issued the bailable warrants on February
28 without having cancelled the bail and hence the order was
not valid.

However, CBI counsel Nazrul Islam Jafri and Anurag
Khanna and government advocate D R Chaudhary, who appeared for
Uttar Pradesh government, submitted that the warrants were
issued "only to ensure that the couple appeared before the CBI
court as they had failed to do so in the past despite issuing
of summons".
The CBI court at Ghaziabad had issued the warrants
after rejecting an application filed by the Talwars who had
sought exemption from personal appearance before the court.

The court had, on February 9 last, decided to initiate
proceedings against the Talwars holding that there was "enough
evidence" against the couple, though neither of them had been
named as suspects in the closure report submitted by CBI.

14-year-old Aarushi was found murdered in her house in
May, 2008 and the body of the Talwars` domestic help Hemraj
was recovered from the terrace of their house a day later.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 18:13
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