Herald: SC agrees to hear appeals against Talwars' acquittal in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case
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SC agrees to hear appeals against Talwars' acquittal in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case

11 Aug 2018 05:22am IST
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11 Aug 2018 05:22am IST

PTI, NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear the CBI's appeal challenging the acquittal of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the 2008 twin murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.

A bench headed by Justices Ranjan Gogoi said the CBI's appeal would be heard along with Hemraj's wife's pending petition, which has also challenged the acquittal of the Talwars by the Allahabad High Court on October 12 last year.

"Leave granted," the bench, also comprising Justices Navin Sinha and K M Joseph, said.

Representing the CBI, Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh referred to the plea filed by Hemraj's wife, after which the bench said the probe agency's appeal would be tagged with it.

Fourteen-year-old Aarushi was found dead inside her room in Talwars' Noida residence with her throat slit in May 2008. The needle of suspicion had initially moved towards 45-year-old Hemraj, who had gone missing, but his body was recovered from the terrace of the house two days later.

As the Uttar Pradesh Police drew flak over a shoddy probe into the case which was making national headlines, the then chief minister Mayawati had recommended a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The case was subsequently handed over to the agency.

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