A special CBI court in Ghaziabad on Wednesday issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against murdered Aarushi Talwar's mother Nupur Talwar for failing to make an appearance in the court during hearing of the case. The court issued the warrant after the CBI demanded the same due to her non-appearance.
Aarushi's father Rajesh Talwar was present in court for the hearing and an order was awaited.
The special CBI court had on March 14 asked Nupur to appear in court within 30 days. But the Talwars' counsel sought exemption on the basis of a pending plea in the Supreme Court against facing trial.
The Talwars had sought a review of the Supreme Court order directing them to face trial in the murder of their daughter and domestic help Hemraj on the May 13, 2008. Their review petition will be heard by the apex court on April 27.
Rajesh Talwar and his wife Nupur have been accused by the CBI of being involved in the murder of their teenaged daughter Aarushi in May 2008.
Aarushi, 14, was found dead inside her Noida residence in May, 2008 with her throat slit and the body of the Talwars' domestic servant Hemraj was recovered from the terrace hours later.
An outcry against the shoddy investigation by Uttar Pradesh police had led to the then Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh handing over the case to the CBI.
Also, in a setback to the Talwars , the Allahabad high court on Tuesday suspended its last month’s order asking a CBI court in Ghaziabad to "expeditiously" decide any bail application moved by dentist Nupur Talwar, facing trial in the Aarushi Talwar murder case.
The court issued a notice to Nupur, asking her to file a counter affidavit in the case and ordered the CBI to produce original documents before it.
Justice BK Narayan directed it to keep in abeyance its earlier order passed on March 13.
The court had then directed Nupur to surrender before the CBI court in Ghaziabad and had told the CBI to decide her bail application “expeditiously”.