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SC censures magistrate who summoned Nupur

The Supreme Court on Friday said the magistrate, who ordered prosecution of dentist Nupur Talwar in the twin murder case of her daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, should have maintained restraint while passing the order.

delhi Updated: May 11, 2012 23:13 IST

The Supreme Court on Friday said the magistrate, who ordered prosecution of dentist Nupur Talwar in the twin murder case of her daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, should have maintained restraint while passing the order.

A bench of justices AK Patnaik and JS Khehar questioned as to why the magistrate passed such extensive order, which on some issues was not in conformity with the evidence in the case. The bench is hearing Nupur's petition seeking review of an earlier order refusing to quash the magistrate's order summoning the Talwars as accused in the case.

"The magistrate is not supposed to do such exercise. He must be bound by the procedural law and evidence in the case," said the bench. The court pointed out that the order might have been passed as the case is under intense media glare. PTI