Aarushi case: Ghaziabad court issues warrants against Talwars

February 28th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by ANI  

Aarushi Talwar Ghaziabad, Feb 28 (ANI): A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ghaziabad on Monday issued bailable warrants against Dr. Rajesh Talwar and his wife Dr. Nupur Talwar in connection with the murder case of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.

The court also rejected the plea of the dentist couple for exemption from personal appearance before the magistrate.

The Talwars had been summoned by the court to appear before it today after Special Judicial Magistrate Preeti Mishra, on February 9, rejected agency’s closure report in the double murder case and made them accused on charges of murder, destruction of evidence and common intention to commit the crime.

The Aarushi Talwar murder case witnessed a dramatic turnaround on February 9 with the Ghaziabad court accusing the Talwar couple of killing their daughter.

Talwars were charged under Sections 302, 201 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

In his plea submitted before the court today, Rajesh Talwar had sought exemption from appearing citing medical reasons, while Nupur had cited pendency of a related matter before the Allahabad High Court.

Nupur Talwar has filed an affidavit In the Allahabad High Court today claiming that the CBI was ignoring important facts that it had uncovered during its inquiry.

In this affidavit, the Talwars state that a DNA test conducted in November 2008 had linked finger prints found near Hemraj’s body to those on a whiskey bottle found inside their house, and that these prints matched those found on Krishna’s pillow.

The Talwars also alleged that the CBI was not allowing them access to Aarushi’s computer.

On February 9, the CBI court had directed the investigating agency to prosecute the Talwars for the murder of Aarushi and Hemraj. They were also accused of criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence.

The CBI court had given its orders following submission of a closure report by the CBI, which named Aarushi’s father Rajesh Talwar as the prime accused, but said he could not be prosecuted due to lack of evidence.

The Talwars want the high court to cancel the order passed by the Ghaziabad CBI court and direct agencies to carry out further investigation in the case.

Aarushi (14) was found murdered under mysterious circumstances in her parents’ Jalvayu Vihar apartment in Noida on May 16, 2008. The next day, their domestic help, Hemraj’s body was found on the flat’s terrace. (ANI)

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