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Talwars plea seeking deferring of their testimony rejected

PTI  Ghaziabad, May 08, 2013
First Published: 21:37 IST(8/5/2013) | Last Updated: 21:38 IST(8/5/2013)

A court in Ghaziabad on Wednesday rejected the plea of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for 10-day adjournment for recording their statements in connection with the murder trial of their daughter Aarushi and domestic servant Hemraj.


In their plea, Rajesh and Nupur had sought the adjournment on the ground that they had to approach the Supreme Court with a Special Leave Petition seeking deposition 14 persons as court witnesses, including Arun Kumar, who was Joint Director of the CBI in 2008 and led the initial probe in the sensational double murder.

Judge Shyam Lal directed their counsel to start deposition of the couple under section 313 of the criminal procedure code from May 10 onwards which has been fixed as next date of the trial.

Talwars, who are out on bail, are bring tried for allegedly murdering their 14-year old daughter and domestic servant whose bodies were found from the bedroom and terrace of their Jalvayu Vihar residence respectively on May 16, 2008.

During the last hearing on May 4, the judge had rejected Talwars' plea seeking testimony of Kumar along with 13 others as court witnesses.

The court had said that prosecution can choose the witnesses it wants to produce and if defence felt that some other witnesses are needed in the trial they can produce them as defence witnesses.

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