In a big blow to the dentist couple — Rajesh and Nupur Talwar — accused in the murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, a Special CBI court here on Thursday has ordered framing of charges against the accused duo paving the way for trial.
After four years of the heinous crime, Special CBI judge S. Lal ordered framing of charges against Talwars’ under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) including 302 (Murder), 120-B (Criminal conspiracy) and 201 (Destruction of evidence). Arguments on framing charges against Rajesh and Nupur were concluded on Wednesday.
The Supreme Court had reserved its verdict on Nupur Talwar’s petition seeking review of its Jan 6 order directing her and Rajesh Talwar to stand trial for the murder of Aarushi and the family’s domestic help, Hemraj.
An apex court bench of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice J.S. Khehar had reserved the verdict on the conclusion of arguments by senior counsel Pinaki Misra, appearing for Nupur Talwar.Misra assailed a Ghaziabad magistrate court’s order that rejected the closure report filed by the CBI in the double murder and took cognizance of the charge against the Talwars.
The CBI filed its closure report in December 2010 before the magistrate’s court in Ghaziabad.The Talwars are facing charges of murder, conspiracy and destruction of evidence.Aarushi, 14, was found murdered at her parents’ Noida residence May 16, 2008. Hemraj’s body was found the next day on the terrace of the house.