SC orders release of Nupur Talwar on bail

Sep 17, 2012, 15:12 IST | Agencies

Nupur Talwar, accused in the 2008 murders of her daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, has been granted bail by the Supreme Court today.

The Supreme Court today directed the trial court hearing the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case to release Nupur Talwar on bail on Sep 25.

The apex court bench of Justice AK Patnaik and Justice JS Khehar said, "(The) trial court shall release Nupur Talwar on bail subject to its own satisfaction."

Nupur Talwar
SC has given Nupur Talwar interim relief (File pic)

The court ordered that she be released Sep 25.

Pronouncing the order, Justice Patnaik said, "We direct the trial court may be allowed a week's time to examine witnesses Vimla Sarkar and Chandra Bhushan or any other witness in the case, if these two witnesses are not available."

Nupur Talwar, along with her husband Rajesh Talwar, is an accused in the murder of their daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj.

She has also been accused of destroying evidence related to the case.

Nupur Talwar was taken into custody April 30 and she challenged in the apex court the May 31 rejection of her bail plea by the Allahabad High Court.

She is lodged in Dasna jail in Ghaziabad. Her husband Rajesh is out on bail.

Aarushi (14) was found murdered at her parents' Noida residence May 16, 2008.

The body of her domestic help Hemraj was found the next day on the terrace of the house. 

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