The CBI special court, which was dealing with a petition filed by the CBI requesting that the Aarushi murder case be closed, took a completely different view this week.
Slamming the CBI for a weak investigation, the court icily informed the CBI that the circumstantial evidence was quite enough to charge Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for murder.
This also seems to indicate that the court was accepting the theory that Aarushi and Hemaraj were murdered by the Talwars after they accidentally discovered a relationship between their daughter and the servant.
The reaction from the Talwar side was dramatic with Rajesh Talwar declaring he felt he was in a 'banana republic'. Meanwhile Talwar supporters and family friends have vehemently attacked those who feel the Talwars maybe guilty.
There are a host of claims in the case and each side has its own twisted story filled with a thousand loopholes. In the end, as was pointed out here in an older post, unless someone confesses, the truth behind the murder will probably never be known.
The rest is just smoke and mirrors.
Image: Ghaziabad: Rajesh Talwars brother Dinesh Talwar leaves the court after a hearing in connection with Aarushi case in Ghaziabad on Tuesday.
Text: Vinayak Hegde