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Oct 13, 2017 10:21 AM IST | Source: NEWS18.com

Aarushi murder case: Trial judge acted like film director, made mockery of law, says Allahabad HC

In a strongly worded judgment that acquitted the Talwars, a division bench of Justice Bal Krishna Narayana and Justice AK Mishra of the HC stated that "the trial judge is supposed to be fair and transparent and should act as a man of ordinary prudence and he should not stretch his imagination to infinity — rendering the whole exercise mockery of law.

Aarushi murder case: Trial judge acted like film director, made mockery of law, says Allahabad HC

When Judge S Lal of the CBI court held Dr Rajesh and Nupur Talwar guilty of killing their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi Talwar and domestic help Hemraj, it could not be fathomed that four years later, the very basis of his verdict would be struck down by the Allahabad High Court.

In a strongly worded judgment that acquitted the Talwars, a division bench of Justice Bal Krishna Narayana and Justice AK Mishra of the HC stated that "the trial judge is supposed to be fair and transparent and should act as a man of ordinary prudence and he should not stretch his imagination to infinity — rendering the whole exercise mockery of law."

News18.com is the first to access a copy of the verdict which the two judges concurred on. The verdict was primarily written by Justice Narayana, whereas Justice Mishra gave concurring reasoning of the order later.

“The learned trial Judge has prejudged things in his own fashion, drawn conclusion by embarking on erroneous analogy conjecturing to the brim on apparent facts telling a different story propelled by vitriolic reasoning…. The learned trial Judge took evidence and the circumstances of the case for granted and tried to solve it like a mathematical puzzle…” the verdict said.

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