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Aarushi case: SC pulls up Talwars for calling 14 witnesses

May 13, 2013 12:11 IST

The Supreme Court on Monday has come down hard on Dr Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for asking14 witnesses to record their statements before a trial court in connection with the murder of their daughter Aarushi.

Aarushi was found with her throat slit, at the Talwar residence in Noida on the morning of May 16, 2008. The body of Hemraj, the Talwars’ domestic help, was found on the terrace the next day.

The Talwar couple approached the apex court challenging the order of the special Central Bureau of Investigation court rejecting their plea of calling 14 new witnesses, including ADG (Law and Order) and then CBI joint director Arun Kumar to record their statements.

The trial court dismissed their petition on May 6 and ordered a recording of the statements of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, who are the main accused.

The statement of CBI investigating officer AGL Kaul, the last prosecution witness, has already been recorded.

The CBI has alleged in court that 14-year-old Aarushi’s murder was carried out by her parents. In his deposition before the special court, Kaul, who headed the CBI probe, had submitted that the agency’s investigation had revealed no evidence of any third person''s entry into the Talwar residence.

Source: ANI