With the Supreme Court dismissing dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar's appeal against trial, advocates of the three helps, who were arrested for the twin murders of Aarushi and Hemraj and later given a clean chit, said they would "move an appropriate court to seek compensation".
"Rajkumar, Krishna and Vijay Mandal are living in oblivion. They lost their jobs, didn't get employment because of the killer tag and continue to struggle to gain respect," the lawyers said.
"The CBI claimed that the trio killed Aarushi and Hemraj. But when it failed to file a charge sheet, they were released on bail. We will claim damages," they said.
"Krishna was an assistant at Rajesh Talwar's Noida clinic. He was arrested on June 13, 2008, and put through narco-analysis, psychological and lie-detection tests. He was in jail for three months, and though he was not named in CBI's final report, the damage had already been done. He has now gone back to his native place in," said FC Sharma, lawyer of Krishna.
Naresh Yadav, lawyer of helps Rajkumar and Vijay Mandal, said, "Rajkumar worked for Praful and Anita Durrani. He was released on bail after 60 days in jail. The entire country saw his picture, and nobody gave him a job. He has gone back to his family in Kapilvastu."
"Mandal was also arrested around the same time and remained in jail for a month. He is now living with his parents in Bihar's Madhubani district. His family faced humiliation," Yadav said.
The lawyers said that compensation could be sought under section 357 of the CrPC if "malicious prosecution" could be proved in a court of law. "We will move court once the trial begins at Ghaziabad," they said.