Ghaziabad: A special CBI court in Ghaziabad will record the statements of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar on Tuesday in connection with the murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. The recording could not take place on Monday as the Talwar couple requested the court to grant them some time to file their petition, seeking summoning of 14 witnesses in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case trial, in the High Court.
The CBI special court granted the duo one day and fixed the next date of recording of statement for Tuesday. The apex court refused to entertain the same petition filed by them, saying the couple cannot challenge the trial's court order before it and should approach the High Court first.
The trial court had dismissed their petition on May 6 and ordered recording of statements of Rajesh and Nupur, who are the main accused. The statement of CBI investigating officer AGL Kaul, the last prosecution witness, has already been recorded. The CBI case is that the murder of 14-year-old Aarushi five years ago was carried out by her parents and that no outsider was present.
The recording could not take place on Monday as the Talwars requested the court to grant them some time to file their petition.
In his deposition before the special court, Kaul, who headed the CBI probe, had submitted that the agency's investigation had revealed no evidence of any third person's entry into the Talwar residence.
Aarushi was found dead with her throat slit in her bedroom on May 16, 2008. The initial suspicion went on Hemraj whose body was later found in the terrace at their residence in Jalvayu Vihar in Noida on the outskirts of Delhi.
With Additional Inputs from PTI