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Aarushi-Hemraj murder case: Court adjourns hearing on Talwars' plea

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May 07, 2013 at 11:02pm IST

New Delhi: The special CBI Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case till Wednesday after accused Nupur Talwar and Rajesh Talwar sought a stay on recording of their statements. Both the accused do not want the statements recorded in the case until the Supreme Court takes a decision on a plea filed by them saying that CBI had not examined 14 witnesses.

Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, accused of killing their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court pleading that 14 witnesses be called to record statements in the trial court in the twin murder case.

The couple moved the apex court challenging Special CBI Court's order rejecting their plea that 14 other witnesses including ADG (law and order) and the then CBI Joint Director Arun Kumar also be called to record statements.

Aarushi case: Court adjourns hearing on Talwars' plea

Talwars on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court pleading that 14 witnesses be called to record statements in the trial court in the twin murder case.

The trial court had on May 6 rejected defence plea and ordered to record the statements of the Talwar couple, who are the main accused. Statement of CBI investigating officer AGL Kaul, the last prosecution witness, has already been recorded.

The CBI had told the court that 14-year-old Aarushi's murder five years back was carried out by her Rajesh and Nupur and no outsider was present. In his deposition before the Additional Judge, Kaul, who headed the CBI probe, had told the court that their investigations revealed no evidence of any third person's entry in the house.

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 information from PTI)

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