In a landmark judgment, the Allahabad High Court acquitted dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar and quashed their conviction in the 2008 murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in Noida. A Division Bench, pronounced the judgment on an appeal filed by the couple challenging their conviction by a special Central Bureau of Investigation court in Ghaziabad in the year 2013. The Talwars had been sentenced to life imprisonment. Stating that there was no clinching evidence that the Talwars committed the crime, the court, while reading out the operative part of the judgment, revealed that the benefit of doubt has gone in favour of Talwars. The CBI failed to prove beyond any reasonable doubt that the Talwar couple committed the murders, noting that all circumstantial evidence did not tally to prove the couple guilty. The court also felt that the chain of evidence as presented by the CBI in the case was inconclusive. The court also noted, there were many shortcomings in the trial court verdict, and dismissed its irresistible conclusion that the Talwars had committed the crime. Ghaziabad couple, Talwars came out free after undergoing a jail term for no fault of theirs. Honourable judges found that the cases against the Talwar couple were baseless there was a strong case of alternate theory of killers. It was the CBI’s own case that there could be other killers or accused.
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