Aarushi: CBI not to arrest Nupur Talwar

Last Updated: Fri, Apr 13, 2012 11:20 hrs

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) not to arrest dentist Nupur Talwar till it hears her plea for anticipatory bail and stay on non-bailable warrant in connection to the murder case of her teenager daughter Aarushi.

An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) S H Kapadia will hear the plea of Nupur Talwar next week.

"There is no problem for Dr. Talwar... she is protected," Nupur´s lawyer Mukul Rohatgi told reporters outside the court on Friday.

"The matter will be heard next week," he added.

The CBI reportedly told the apex court that they would wait for its order before taking any action.

Two days after remaining untraceable, dentist Nupur appeared before the Supreme Court on Friday for the hearing of her anticipatory bail plea.

She reached the apex court around 1.30pm.

High drama and suspense continued to cloud the long raging murder case of Aarushi Talwar after her mother Nupur, an accused in the case, remained "untraceable" on Thursday but sent message that she was not absconding.

Talwar, who faces arrest in the 2008 twin murder case of her daughter and domestic help Hemraj, on Thursday, moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the non-bailable warrant issued against her by a trial court.

A bench of justices A K Patnaik and Swatanter Kumar, however, refused to hear her plea for an urgent hearing, in which her counsel submitted that the dentist is not a fugitive, and said that it would be taken up on Friday.

Talwar moved the apex court against the warrant issued on Wednesday and an April 9 order of the Allahabad High Court that, which had suspended its earlier order asking Ghaziabad court to "expeditiously" decide any bail application moved by her.

In a separate case that is set to be heard again on Apr 27, Nupur and her Rajesh Talwar have already appealed to the Supreme Court against the order that puts them on trial for allegedly murdering their 13-year-old daughter Aarushi at their Noida residence in May 2008.

Aarushi was found dead, with her throat slit, at the Talwar residence in Noida in the morning of May 16, 2008.

The body of Hemraj, Talwars´ domestic help, was found on the terrace the next day.

More from Sify: