New Delhi, March 8: The Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) on Thursday moved Supreme Court against the acquittal of dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar in the murder case of their daughter Aarushi Talwar and domestic help Hemraj. Also Read - Govt Will Enact a Law, if Needed, to Curb Mob Lynching Incidents, Says Rajnath Singh
The CBI told the court that Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were wrongly absolved of the charges and that the couple had murdered their teen daughter and domestic help in 2008 in their Noida flat. Also Read - Aarushi Murder Case: Hemraj's Wife Moves Supreme Court, Challenges Acquittal of Rajesh And Nupur Talwar
Aarushi Talwar was found murdered in her bedroom. Her throat was slit with a sharp object. Domestic help Hemraj, who was suspected of the murder initially, was found murdered on the terrace of the same flat. Also Read - Aarushi Talwar Murder Case: Hemraj's Family Says CBI Messed up Investigation, Plans to Move Supreme Court to Find Real Killer
A trial court convicted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar of murdering their daughter and domestic help in 2013. The couple was sentenced to life imprisonment. In October last year, the Allahabad high court acquitted both, saying there was no evidence to prove the couple murdered their daughter.
While announcing their acquittal, the high court had made some strong observations on the trial court’s judgement. Justice AK Mishra called the trial judge’s 2013 order as one pronounced out of “extra zeal and enthusiasm” and said that the judge meted out a “partial” verdict based on “self perception”. Justice Mishra said, “It is apparent that the trial Judge was unmindful of the basic tenets of law and its applicability to the given facts and circumstances of the case and failed to properly appraise facts and evaluate evidence and analyze various circumstances of this case. ”