A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court will give its verdict today on Nupur Talwar's review petition in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case. Mrs Talwar had filed a petition, asking the court to quash the case against her and her husband Rajesh Talwar in the trial court, which has framed charges against them for murdering their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in May 2008.
The Talwars, who are both dentists, are accused of murder and destruction of evidence, and the case for their trial in the twin murder case is pending at a Ghaziabad sessions court. Mrs Talwar had appealed to the Supreme Court to cancel their trial.
The bench of Justice AK Patnaik and Justice JS Khehar had on May 16 reserved the order after hearing the contentions of Mrs Talwar and the CBI which had strongly opposed her plea.
Mrs Talwar has been in judicial custody in Ghaziabad's Dasna Jail since April 30 this year while her husband Rajesh Talwar is out on bail.
13-year-old Aarushi was found killed in her bedroom in May 2008. The initial suspect was Hemraj, who was missing. But hours later, his body was found on the Talwars' terrace.
The CBI has said in the trial court that it has circumstantial evidence against the Talwars.
In December 2010, the agency asked a CBI court for permission to close the case - it said it had no evidence to accuse anyone of murder, but said at the same time that it believed Mr Talwar was responsible for the double murder in his home. The judge in that court said the case would not be closed and ordered the Talwars to stand trial. Since then, Aarushi's parents have challenged that verdict in different courts.