Dasna: Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, who have been acquitted in the murders of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, are likely to walk free from the jail here after the prison authorities receive the court order, the jailer said today. The Talwars have been lodged in Dasna jail since November2013 in connection with the twin murders.
“We have not received the court order as yet. We will release them once we get it,” Dasna Jail SuperintendentDadhiram Maurya told reporters here. He said there were two methods to complete the process of releasing a prisoner from jail. “Either the Allahabad High Court sends its order copy directly to jail authorities or it is sent through the CBI court concerned which awarded them life sentence,” he said.
The Allahabad High Court had yesterday acquitted theTalwars in the case, saying neither the circumstances nor theevidence was enough to hold them guilty. The verdict ends, at least for now, the nine-year ordealof the Noida couple who were sentenced to life by a GhaziabadCBI court on November 28, 2013 for the double murders that notonly transfixed but also shook the nation with its element offilicide.
With the acquittal, the central question in the bizarremystery resurfaces –- who killed the 14-year-old girl and the45-year-old man. “There is a strong possibility that (the) incident wascaused by some outsider,” a bench comprising justices B KNarayana and A K Mishra had said, upholding the Talwars’ appeal against the CBI court verdict.