LIVE: Allahabad HC verdict on Talwar couple’s appeal today

Source: PTI

An appeal was filed by the parents of Aarushi Talwar challenging a CBI court order which held them guilty of the murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in 2008. The Allahabad High Court is going  to deliver its verdict on an appeal today.

Source: Hindustan Times

A division bench of the high court comprising justices B K Narayana and A K Mishra had reserved its judgement on September 7 on the appeal filed by the dentist couple, fixing October 12 as the date for the verdict.

Nupur and Rajesh Talwar have been serving their sentence in Ghaziabad’s Dasna jail after a special CBI court in Ghaziabad awarded life sentence to the couple on November 26, 2013.

Fourteen-year-old Aarushi was found dead inside her room in the Talwars’ Noida residence with her throat slit, in May 2008. While one of the suspects was 45 year old domestic help Hemraj, his body was recovered from the terrace of the house two days later lifting the air of suspicion.

As the Uttar Pradesh Police was criticised over shoddy investigation into the case which was making national headlines, the then chief minister Mayawati handed over the probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

LIVE updates of the Arushi Talwar Muder case verdict

2:12 pm (IST): Aarushi Talwar Murder Case verdict will be pronounced at 2:45 pm.

2:04 pm (IST): Security increased around Allahabad High Court. The courtroom is packed as the Judge will pronounce the verdict in the Aarushi Murder Case.

2:01 pm (IST: Judge arrives in the Court room to pronounce the verdict in the Aarushi Murder Case.

11:48 am (IST):

11:16 am (IST): CBI has relied on assumptions for investigating the Aarushi Talwar murder case… Allahabad High Court has given fair chance to both the sides… says Avirook Sen, author of Aarushi Case

11:12 (IST): CNN-News18 talked to the Dasna prison jailor who praised Rajesh Talwar’s conduct in the prison. He also said that the Talwars help out other prisoners with their medical issues.

10:52 (IST): The verdict is expected only after 2.30 pm when the court sits for its afternoon session, reports Sharma from the Allahabad High Court.

10:48 am (IST): BG Chitnis, Nupur Talwar’s father: I am hoping that Aarushi’s parents are acquitted. And I am hoping this not as a father of Nupur Talwar and as a grandfather of Aarushi Talwar, but as someone who has observed the case- based on hard evidence and the findings of the first CBI team. We are hoping that the parents will be declared not guilty.”

(Priyal Khattar)