A special CBI court in Ghaziabad on Wednesday fixed May 21 for beginning of arguments on framing of charges against dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar in the twin murders of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.
Additional District Judge S. Lal fixed the date for beginning of the argument on framing of charges in the 2008 murder case, rejecting Talwars’ plea for a month to study the prosecution documents before beginning the arguments. Special Judge Lal rejected their plea stating that the Supreme Court had ordered expeditious trial.
The court also asked the CBI to provide all documents related to the case to the Talwars by Thursday evening as the defence counsel claimed that the agency was not providing them requisite documents.
“The CBI has relied on 141 documents in the case but now they are saying that they are not relying on more than 96 documents. The court has directed them to provide all the documents by 8.30 p.m. tomorrow,” Talwars’ counsel Manoj Kumar Sisodia told reporters.
He recalled that the court had on May 14 ordered the CBI to provide documents to them by Wednesday.
While Rajesh Talwar is out on bail, Nupur was taken into custody on April 30 by a Ghaziabad court. She had surrendered before the court on a direction given by the Supreme Court after her repeated failure to appear before the court to face trial in the murder case.
Fourteen-year-old Aarushi was found dead with her throat slit at her Noida residence on May 16, 2008. The body of the domestic help was recovered from the terrace a day later.