The fate of slain teenager Aarushi Talwar's father Rajesh Talwar will be decided today by the Allahabad High Court, which put off its ruling on his plea against being named a conspirator in the murder.
The high court earlier this week had reserved its verdict on the plea of Rajesh's wife Nupur Talwar, who has been named a co-accused in the case.
Rajesh had challenged the Feb 28 order of the special Ghaziabad court that stayed the bail granted to him by the same court on July 11, 2008. Terming that the bail grant as “irregular”, the court issued a bailable warrant that Rajesh has now challenged before the high court.
The court, having reserved its verdict on March 15, would now pronounce it March 18 when the verdict on Nupur’s plea also is scheduled.
Fourteen-year-old Aarushi, a Class 9 student of the Delhi Public School, Noida, was found murdered at her parents' apartment in Noida May 16, 2008.
The family's servant Hemraj was initially suspected for the killing but his body too was found on the flat's terrace the following day.
The CBI filed a closure report in the case in December 2010. The Ghaziabad court ordered Feb 9 that the Talwars be charged with murder, destruction of evidence and criminal conspiracy.