On the first day of the trial, officials from the electricity board have been called to testify as witnesses. Also, forensic experts who dealt with some of the items found in the room where Aarushi was murdered.
Nupur and Rajesh Talwar will stand trial for the double murder of their only child, Aarushi, and their domestic help, Hemraj who were both found dead at their home in a Delhi suburb in May 2008. The Supreme Court has on Thursday morning rejected their appeal to dismiss their trial, ordered by a CBI court in Ghaziabad. Their trial starts tomorrow at that court.
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.
After this arguments in the case will begin.
The dentist-couple have been accused of murdering their 13-year-old daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj in May 2008 at their home.
Nupur, Rajesh Talwar to be tried for murder, conspiracy. CBI court frames charges against the Talwars.
A CBI court in Ghaziabad will today decide whether charges of murder, conspiracy and attempt to mislead the court need to be brought against Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, main accused in the murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.
The lawyers showed the judge a similar golf club in court today to prove that the investigators' allegations are incorrect.
The Talwars have defended themselves saying that just because they were in the house didn't mean they had murdered their daughter. An emotional appeal saying a mother cannot murder her daughter was also made. Interestingly the lawyers for the couple expressed their suspicion once again over their domestic help Hemraj's role who incidentally was found dead on their terrace.The hearing resumes tomorrow.
Allahabad High Court has postponed the bail hearing of Nupur Talwar to May 22. This means Mrs Talwar will continue to be lodged at the Dasna Jail till then.
The CBI say they are already in the process of supplying certain documents to the couple.
The Judge rejected claims from the Talwars that they have yet to receive critical documents from the CBI, and said the proceedings against them could begin. The couple was present in court.
She began her fast early this morning after a session of Yoga, reciting couplets of the Hanuman Chalisa continuously.
Nupur's lawyer argues;
There was no evidence against her and she had undergone scientific tests like lie detection and polygraphy and nothing was found against her.
Finger prints found at the crime scene did not match that of Nupur's and since her husband and co-accused Rajesh Talwar was given bail, she should also be given bail on parity basis as she is a woman.
CBI counsel argues;
Rajesh Talwar was not on regular bail and that his bail was under review. So, there is no question of giving parity.
A visibly traumatised Nupur reached barack no. 13 at the Dasna Jail at around 6 pm last evening. She was escorted by woman constables in a police van to the jail, where she is inmate no. 70 at barrack no.13, reserved for women prisoners.
After her husband, Rajesh, was arrested for the murder of their 13-year-old daughter, Nupur Talwar had spoken to NDTV about the incomprehensible tragedy and its aftermath.
Nupur Talwar, accused along with husband Rajesh of the double murder of their only child Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj, spent Monday night in jail. She broke down in a court where a judge said he would decide on her bail on Tuesday, making it necessary for her to be imprisoned till then.
It probably has been India's most baffling murder case. It's been four years since 13-year-old Aarushi Talwar was found murdered in her Noida home, yet the 'whodunnit' in the case still fascinates India. We discuss if the truth of the heinous crime will ever come out?
Nupur Talwar, accused along with husband Rajesh of the double murder of their only child Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj, will spend tonight at jail.
Her lawyers have applied for bail, but a CBI court will deliver its verdict tomorrow. So she is being taken to the Dasna Jail, where she will stay at Barrack No 13, reserved for women prisoners.
- In the interest of justice that Nupur Talwar gets bail.
- Previous ruling of the Allahabad High Court also suggest that bail should be granted in this case.
- Since it is a case where CBI itself says evidence is not feasible , and if later if it is found out that evidence was really not conclusive, then is it fair for Nupur to go to jail.
- It is written in mythology that the mother can never take the life of a child . Is the concept of love and affection of the mother wiped out?
- Husband Rajesh has already been granted bail . On parity Nupur Talwar seeks bail
- Mrs Talwar wants escape the clutches of the court.
- We've been trying to get them to court but they have been avoiding.
UPDATE: Nupur Talwar's bail plea is being heard at the court of S Lal, Special Judge, CBI, Ghaziabad Court
Mrs Talwar was refused bail by a court in Ghaziabad where the Talwars are to be tried for murder, criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence. The judge said that she does not have the jurisdiction to decide bail. Mrs Talwar's lawyers have applied to a higher court - the petition will be heard today. If it is settled in her favour, she will not be imprisoned.
In court, Nupur and Rajesh Talwar are sitting in the last row, clearly dejected, their heads bowed. They are not talking - not to each other, nor to anyone else.
Mrs Talwar was refused bail today by a CBI court in Ghaziabad, where the Talwars are to be tried for murder, criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence.
Officials at the Dasna Jail say she will be kept tonight at Barrack No 13, which is reserved for women prisoners. And that there will be no special concessions for her in jail - she will get a TV set and newspapers.
Her lawyers will apply for bail in a sessions court this afternoon. If that petition is heard today and settled in her favour, Nupur Talwar will not be imprisoned.
CBI lawyers also argued that earlier judgements in Supreme Court and High Court have said that the accused in murder cases should not be granted bail, and that the magistrate court does not have the power to give bail.
The judge's order on Nupur Talwar's bail application is awaited.
Nupur Talwar, accused of murdering her 13-year-old daughter Aarushi, has arrived at the Ghaziabad court where she has formally surrendered. A non-bailable warrant was issued against her after she ignored the judge's last order to appear in court and stand trial. Her lawyers have applied for bail for her. She may have to spend a night or two in jail.
Nupur Talwar's lawyers apply for bail;CBI to reply on application in an hour.
She was ordered by the Supreme Court on Friday to appear in the Ghaziabad court, where the trial in the murder of her 13-year-old daughter, Aarushi, is set to begin.
Mrs Talwar, if she surrenders, may spend a day or two in jail till her bail is decided.