Talwars charged with Aarushi, Hemraj murders

May 24, 2012, 15:40 IST | Agencies

A special CBI court today charged Rajesh and Nupur Talwar with the 2008 twin murders of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.


A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court today charged dentist couple Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar with the murders of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.
Special CBI Judge S Lal said that Dr Nupur Talwar and Dr Rajesh Talwar were charged with the crime under sections 302/34 (murder with common intention) and 201/34 (destruction of evidence with common intention).
Dr Rajesh Talwar was also charged with 203/34 (misleading police about the crime with common intent).
Earlier, during the arguments, CBI prosecutor R K Saini contended before the court that the parents were the killers of their daughter. 

Nupur and Rajesh Talwar (File photo)

To cover up their crime, they had "dressed up" the crime scene, he said and requested the court to frame charges against them. 
Opposing the CBI argument, defence lawyer Manoj Sisodia submitted that the evidences produced by the CBI were irrelevant. The submission of the closure report itself was the evidence that there was no evidence against the Talwars, he said. 
Most importantly, he said, all the scientific tests conducted by the CBI went against the agency. 
Hence, the CBI had failed to prove the crime, counsel said. 
To buttress defence arguments, the lawyer demonstrated the action using a golf stick, reiterating that the club could not be used as a weapon in Aarushi Talwar's small room. 
Neither direct nor circumstantial evidence supported the CBI argument to frame the charges, he said, adding that the Talwars be discharged. 

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