New Delhi, Sept. 17 (PTI): The Supreme Court today granted bail to dentist Nupur Talwar, who has been in jail for over four months in the twin murder case of her daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, and directed her to be released by September 25.
A bench of Justices A.K. Patnaik and J.S. Khehar directed the CBI to complete examining its witnesses by September 25. “We ask the trial court to allow one week time to the CBI to examine the remaining material witnesses. If they are not examined, then (the) trial court shall release the petitioner by September 25,” the bench said.
Nupur, who has been in jail since her surrender before the Ghaziabad court on April 30, had moved the apex court challenging Allahabad High Court’s order which had dismissed her bail plea on May 31. The trial court had rejected Nupur’s bail plea on May 2.
Her dentist husband Rajesh Talwar, who is a co-accused, had been granted bail on July 11, 2008, by the trial court.
Aarushi, 14, was found dead in her bedroom at the Talwars’ home in Noida on the intervening night of May 16-17, 2008. Hemraj’s body was found the next day on the terrace.
Additional solicitor-general Siddharth Luthra opposed the bail plea, contending that the CBI has examined nine out of 13 witnesses and two remain to be examined as it has dropped two other witnesses because they are not traceable.