Aarushi murder case: Nupur Talwar released on bail

Last Updated: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 15:50 hrs

Nupur Talwar, who is an accused along with her husband Rajesh Talwar in the murder of their teenaged daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, walked out of Ghaziabad's Dasna Jail today after nearly five months of imprisonment.

Nupur was granted bail earlier this month by the Supreme Court, which had also ordered then that she be released only by today, giving the CBI time to trace and question some star witnesses.

The Court ordered Nupur Talwar's release in pursuance of a Supreme Court's order that had granted her bail on September 17, stipulating that she should be released by Tuesday, September 25.

The special judge ordered Nupur's release on a personal bond of Rs. two lakhs with two sureties of the same amount.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), during the last hearing, had argued that she could influence the witnesses, if granted bail.

The Court had accepted the CBI plea and the bench of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice J.S. Khehar told senior counsel Sidharth Luthra, appearing for the CBI, to complete the examination of 13 prosecution witnesses before September 17.

Appearing for Nupur Talwar, senior counsel K.V. Vishwanathan had told the court that the entire case was based on circumstantial evidence.

Vishwanathan had pleaded that Nupur be released on bail, and to address CBI's concerns, the apex court could impose any conditions.

He said that for the same offence, Nupur Talwar"s husband Rajesh Talwar was out on bail.

Nupur and Rajesh Talwar are accused in the twin murders. The duo has also been charged with destruction of evidence.

A CBI trial court in Ghaziabad has charged Talwars under sections 302/34 (murder with common intention) and 201 (destruction of evidence with common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

In addition to these, the court charged Rajesh Talwar under section 203 (giving false information in respect of an offence committed) of the IPC. (ANI)

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