A special Central Bureau of Investigation judge on Thursday fixed May 9 to decide on sending the sensational 2008 twin murder case of teenager Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj to the sessions court for trial.
Hearing the bail plea of 14-year-old slain teenager's mother and dentist Nupur Talwar, Special Judicial Magistrate Preeti Singh said that the case may be committed to an appropriate court as she did not have powers to try a murder case.
During the proceedings, Talwar's lawyer cited deficiencies in case documents provided to the defence by the CBI and sought the court's direction to the agency on his submissions.
After hearing both sides, the special judge directed the CBI to reply to the defence plea on May 9 during which she may also decide on committing the case to the district court for the trial.
Nupur, who broke down in the court after hearing the postponement of the date of hearing, was consoled by her husband Rajesh Talwar. She was later taken to Dasna Jail.
Additional District and Sessions Judge S Lal had on Wednesday denied bail to Nupur in the twin murder case.
Disposing of her petition, the judge had said he could not exercise the discretion of giving bail to her as "there is a prima facie evidence to suggest the involvement of the accused."
Aarushi was murdered on the intervening night of May 16-17, 2008 at her Noida residence and the body of Hemraj was found on the terrace of the house the next day.
Nupur had faced arrest after the special CBI court in Ghaziabad had issued non-bailable warrant against her on April 11 following which the CBI had carried out searches at her Delhi premises.