Arushi murder: Talwars to appear before CBI court

Ghaziabad: Following Supreme Court order, which rejected plea of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for quashing proceedings against them in the 2008 murder of their daughter Arushi, the duo will appear before the CBI court in Ghaziabad on February 4.

The Talwar couple will appear before the CBI special magistrate Priti Singh after Apex court's yesterday's order in which a bench of justices A K Ganguly and J S Khehar dismissed their plea.

On December 29, 2010, the CBI had filed a closure report in the case, which the magistrate Singh refused to accepted. The couple then challenged the order but it was upheld both in high court and Supreme Court.

Aarushi, 14, the only daughter of the Talwars, was found dead with her throat slit at the family's Noida residence on the intervening night of May 15-16, 2008 and the body of their domestic help, Hemraj, was found on the terrace the next day. The apex court further clarified that the magistrate is not bound by the closure report filed by the CBI in this case.