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Oct 12, 2017 06:11 PM IST IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Aarushi Talwar murder case LIVE: CBI likely to appeal against acquittal of Talwars

Live updates as the Allahabad High Court delivers its verdict on the appeals of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar against the life term handed out to them for the 2008 murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.

  • Oct 12, 03:18 PM (IST)

  • Oct 12, 03:15 PM (IST)

    SUMMARY

    * Rajesh and Nupur Talwar acquitted for the 2008 murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj

    * Allahabad High Court said that the Talwars' role in the murder could not be proved beyond reasonable doubt

    * Court said the Talwars cannot be convicted based on suspicion

    * Mystery remains over the identity of the killers

    * The CBI is expected to challenge the acquittal in the Supreme Court

  • Oct 12, 06:02 PM (IST)

    As the CBI contemplates appealing the Supreme Court verdict, here's a look at both sides of the story.

  • Oct 12, 05:46 PM (IST)

    Sources suggest that the Talwars will walk out of Dasna jail by Thursday afternoon.

  • Oct 12, 05:32 PM (IST)

    Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has said that the police made a "total dog's breakfast" of the investigation in the Aarushi murder case.

  • Oct 12, 05:11 PM (IST)

    Masooma Rizvi, a friend of the Talwars, says it is now up to the CBI to find out who killed Aarushi and Hemraj.

  • Oct 12, 05:08 PM (IST)
  • Oct 12, 05:02 PM (IST)

    Tanveer Mir, a lawyer for the Talwars, says the evidence was not strong enough.

  • Oct 12, 04:55 PM (IST)

    Sources are telling News-18 that the CBI is likely to appeal against the acquittal of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar. 

  • Oct 12, 04:52 PM (IST)

    We have some more clarity about what the court said. Here are the highlights: 

    * CBI has failed to prove that no one else entered the house during the night

    * They can be held guilty only if the facts established is entirely consistent with the guilt

    * The hypothesis of the agency was not convulsive in nature 

  • Oct 12, 04:45 PM (IST)

    "The parents are anxious to know who killed Aarushi. Grateful to the High Court for upholding legal principles," says lawyer Pinaki Mishra.

  • Oct 12, 04:43 PM (IST)
  • Oct 12, 04:35 PM (IST)

    "I am emotionally drained," says Nupur's father. "My daughter and son-in-law were jailed for a crime that they did not commit."

  • Oct 12, 04:34 PM (IST)

    We are relieved and deeply grateful to the High Court for acquitting Rajesh and Nupur and putting an end to this injustice that was meted out to them, says Vandana Talwar, a relative.

  • Oct 12, 04:33 PM (IST)

    In case you're just joining us, here are 5 things to know about the Allahabad High Court verdict acquitting the Talwars.

  • Oct 12, 04:11 PM (IST)

    Both judges acquitted the Talwars and wrote separate orders.

  • Oct 12, 04:09 PM (IST)

    Mishra says any appeal by the CBI would merely be a 'futile exercise'.

  • Oct 12, 04:06 PM (IST)

    Defence lawyer Pinaki Mishra says he has no doubt that the murderers are still walking free.

  • Oct 12, 04:05 PM (IST)

    The Talwars' lawyer says 'honour has been restored to the slain'.

  • Oct 12, 03:57 PM (IST)

    The couple was first convicted of murdering their daughter by a special CBI court in November 2013. CBI, which was tasked with investigating the case, had argued for capital punishment for the dentist couple arguing the murder to be in ‘the rarest of rare’ category. However the court had sentenced Nupur and Rajesh Talwar to life.

  • Oct 12, 03:49 PM (IST)
  • Oct 12, 03:46 PM (IST)

    A lawyer for the Talwars says he expected the acquittal as the evidence against the couple did not hold water. Says he hopes his clients will be released by tomorrow.

  • Oct 12, 03:42 PM (IST)

  • Oct 12, 03:39 PM (IST)
  • Oct 12, 03:37 PM (IST)

    "Once a certified copy of the verdict arrives, the Talwars will be released within half an hour," the Dasna Jail Superintendent says.

  • Oct 12, 03:34 PM (IST)

    The Talwars will only be released when the Ghaziabad jail gets a copy of the High Court's order, will could take till Friday.

  • Oct 12, 03:29 PM (IST)

    CBI REACTION

    The CBI says it is waiting for the copy of the judgement and will decide their next course of action after studying it.

  • Oct 12, 03:25 PM (IST)

    The jailor at Dasna tells News-18 that the Talwars said they felt that justice had been served after the verdict was read out. 

  • Oct 12, 03:19 PM (IST)

    The full order of the judgement is not available yet, so there is no clarity on whether another probe has been ordered.

  • Oct 12, 03:17 PM (IST)

    A reminder that Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were not in the courtroom when the verdict was announced. They were watching the proceedings from Dasna jail, where they have been lodged since being convicted in November 2013.

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