Nupur, Rajesh Talwar have offered to visit prison every fortnight to treat prisoners. (File photo)
Four days after being declared innocent of murdering their only child Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in their apartment in Noida in 2008, Nupur and Rajesh Talwar walked out of Dasna jail, where they have been lodged since 2013. The Allahabad High Court had on Thursday cancelled the life sentence handed out to the Talwars by a lower court that had convicted them on the basis circumstantial evidence. The judges said that the CBI had failed to prove beyond doubt that the Talwars had killed their daughter.
Here are the live updates of the Talwars walking out of jail:
Rajesh Talwar's brother, Dinesh on the double murder case
- Rajesh and Nupur will stay with Nupur's parents
- Aarushi was a good girl.
- Our aim was to clear Aarushi's name, which was being linked to Hemraj
- Neither Aarushi nor Hemraj was a bad person
- My fight was to bring Rajesh and Nupur out of jail
- Rajesh, Nupur Talwar not in the condition to address media..please give them some time
The Talwars are heading to Nupur Talwar's home in Noida.
The Talwars' release was delayed because a copy of that verdict had not been delivered to the jail last week. They have asked for police protection, citing an earlier attack on Rajesh Talwar at the Ghaziabad court.
Large crowd had gathered outside the Dasna jail. The Talwars, each holding bags, walked out of the Dasna prison in Ghaziabad and paused - Rajesh Talwar in a white shirt and dark trousers and Nupur Talwar in a salwar kurta - letting multiple cameras capture their first few moments of freedom.
Allahabad High Court's decision is a stamp on the innocence of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar. This is what they deserved: Talwar lawyer
Glad we could overturn the verdict, Talwars lawyer tells Ndtv
Tanveer Ahmed Mir, the lawyer who represented the Talwar's in the case, spoke to Ndtv's Sonal Mehrotra Kapoor.
- Fight was against CBI, public perceptions in the case
- We waited for this moment for 10 years
- Nothing can make us more happier
Nupur and Rajesh Talwar walk out after 4 years in Dasna jail
The Talwars are expected to walk out of jail any minute, says Ndtv's Sonal Mehrotra Kapoor
The High Court has absolved the Talwars of the charges of killing their daughter and domestic help, Hemraj. The Talwars have been in Dasna jail for the last four years.
The court issued the order after lawyer Satyaketu Singh submitted the certified copy of the Allahabad High Court judgment to CBI judge Rajesh Chaudhary.
The documents were verified by the court and the release order was issued at 3.30 p.m.
A release order for Rajesh and Nupur Talwar has been issued by the Ghaziabad CBI Court, lawyer of the dentist couple Manoj Sisodia confirmed. The Talwars are likely to be received Nupur Talwar's mother after their release.
Talwars refuse remuneration for dental services in Dasna jail.
The dentist couple has offered to visit the prison every fortnight to treat prisoners, say officials.
Nupur, Rajesh Talwar's first stop is likely to be a Sai temple in Noida, say sources.
The couple is likely to be received by the parents of Nupur Talwar when they are freed.
The Allahabad High Court had on Thursday cancelled the life sentence handed out to the Talwars by a lower court that had convicted them on the basis circumstantial evidence.