New Delhi, Oct 12: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday acquitted dentists Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the murder case of their daughter Aarushi Talwar in 2008. The court didn’t find circumstantial evidence enough to pronounce them guilty.
What happened in the court?
There were around 300 people packed into the tiny courtroom. The judges arrived at 2:40 pm in the courtroom and read out the verdict in 10 minutes, acquitting the Talwars for the double murder. (Also read: Rajesh and Nupur Talwar Acquitted, Murder Mystery Remains Unsolved)
Why the court acquitted them?
The court didn’t find the evidence against the Talwars enough. The judges gave the benefit of the doubt to the dentist couple. The court said there was “no irresistible conclusion that accused did the murders”. The defence lawyers said that the judges found the case against the Talwars baseless.
How the Talwars reacted
The jail authorities said that Nupur Talwar expressed happiness at the judgement. “Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are happy, and said that they have got justice,” said DR Maurya, jailor, Dasna Jail. (Also read: CBI to Move SC Against Allahabad HC Order Acquitting Talwars in Aarushi-Hemraj Murder Case)
Rajesh Talwar’s sister-in-law said that she was deeply relieved after the court’s verdict. She said she was grateful to the high court for the judgement.
“We are grateful to the judiciary. I have seen them suffering. It has been a really testing time. I am emotionally drained,” said BG Chitnis, Nupur Talwar’s father.
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar will be released from Dasna jail tomorrow. The CBI is examining the court order. It may appeal against the judgement.