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Sep 17, 2012, 03.13 PM IST | Source: PTI

Aarushi-Hemraj murder: SC grants bail to Nupur Talwar

The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to murdered teenager Aarushi Talwar's mother Nupur. She has been lodged in Noida's Dasna jail since April 30.

The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to murdered teenager Aarushi Talwar's mother Nupur. She has been lodged in Noida's Dasna jail since April 30.

However, Nupur will only be released on September 25 from Dasna jail. Nupur's lawyers argued that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was dragging its feet in the case and it would take two years for the case to be decided. The lawyers argued that important material and critical witnesses had been presented and questioned, so there was no chance of Talwars influencing any one.

She has been in judicial custody for four months for her alleged role in the double murder of her daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.

The CBI had opposed her bail arguing that Nupur could influence the 13 prosecution witnesses. The apex court had directed the CBI to expedite examination of these witnesses.

Aarushi, 14, was found murdered at her parents' Noida residence May 16, 2008. The body of Hemraj, who was initially accused of killing Aarushi by her parents, was found the next day on the terrace of the house.

A CBI court has charged the Talwars under sections 302/34 (murder with common intention) and 201 (destruction of evidence with common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). In addition to these, the court charged Rajesh Talwar under section 203 (giving false information in respect of an offence committed) of the IPC.

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