- Nupur, Rajesh Talwar found innocent of killing Aarushi and domestic help
- Were expected to leave jail this evening, but postponed to Monday
- Signed judgment awaited, say officials, it will likely be hand-delivered
"I have never released anyone on the basis of a faxed or emailed order, we need a hand-delivered order," he said, "the delay is not by the jail but by the court."
The Talwars were at a jail in Dasna near Uttar Pradesh when the Allahabad High Court yesterday announced that it was giving them the benefit of doubt and acquitting them of the double murder that took place at their home in 2008.
Teenager Arushi was found with her throat slit in her bedroom; the domestic help, Hemraj, was announced as the suspect till his corpse was discovered the next day on the rooftop of the building where the family lived in Noida near Delhi.
In attempting to prove its theory, the CBI said the apartment was not broken into and that there was enough circumstantial evidence to indict Aarushi's parents. But the high court said it had not been given material "to lead to the irresistible conclusion" that the Talwars are killers.
The CBI has said it will study the order to decide whether to appeal against it. But the agency's former boss, AP Singh, who handled the Aarushi probe told NDTV that the CBI investigation was marked by lapses; however, he stressed, "The court has not said they are innocent, it has said it is giving them the benefit of the doubt."
In 2010, the CBI said that it wanted to close the case and said in court that while it believed that Rajesh Talwar had killed his daughter, it did not have evidence to prove his guilt. Though legal experts lambasted the statement as character assassination, the judge of CBI court said the Talwars would be tried for murder.