The Allahabad High Court today acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj in 2008, saying they could not be held guilty on the basis of the evidence on record. The verdict ends a nine-year ordeal of the parents who were found guilty by a CBI court of murdering 14-year-old Aarushi. The Talwars lawyer said they expect them to be out of jail tomorrow. DR Maurya, a jailor, at Dasna jail where the Talwars have been incarcerated since November 2013 said they are happy to have got justice.
A division bench of the court comprising justices B K Narayana and A K Mishra upheld the appeals by the Talwars against the Ghaziabad CBI court order sentencing them to life imprisonment on November 26, 2013.
The CBI said they are awaiting a copy of the judgement and will decide the next course of action after studying it. -- PTI