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‘Nupur tried to scuttle smooth progress of case’

india Updated: May 03, 2012 02:08 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal

"The legal history is replete with instances of matricide, patricide and fratricide. Everything is possible in these days of modern era wherein moral values are fast declining and one can stoop to lowest extent." (sic)

The observations came in Wednesday's order of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge S Lal who rejected Dr Nupur Talwar's regular bail plea. Nupur is an accused in the murder case of her daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj Banjade.

The special judge rejected Nupur's bail and made strong observations in his order.

"The applicant has tried her best to avoid appearance in the court of magistrate just to scuttle the fair and smooth progress of the case and even circumvented the orders passed by the superior courts," the Judge said in his order.

Nupur's counsel had argued during the hearing that a mother (Nupur) cannot be the killer of her child and that she has never tried to evade the process of law.

"She is accused of obliterating the evidence of commission of offence of twin murders. At this stage, it will not be proper to advert to the merits of the case. There is a prima facie evidence to suggest the involvement of the accused," the order said.

Nupur's counsels, during arguments of the bail plea, had requested the court to grant her bail on parity with her husband.

The court order said that the parity cannot be claimed as the sessions judge on June 26, 2008, had rejected Dr Rajesh Talwar's bail. He was later released in July 2008 after the CBI submitted CrPC 169 application.

The court rejected her bail plea stating that in view of the seriousness of the offence, the court is not inclined to exercise the discretion in favour of the accused to grant bail.