The much-expected trial in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case could not be initiated at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Magistrate court in Ghaziabad on Thursday as Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, demanded more case-related documents from the CBI.
The couple was present for Thursday's hearing, with Rajesh reaching the court before Nupur was escorted to the venue in a jail-van from Dasna district prison.
The two demanded 161 CrPC statements of witnesses, call-details of five mobile phones, narco-analysis reports of earlier suspects Krishna and Raj Kumar, 23 pictures related to the scene of the crime, along with some annexure documents.
The magistrate ordered the CBI to look into the matter and fixed the next date of hearing for May 9, and Nupur was taken back to Dasna jail.
Both Rajesh and Nupur were handed over a set of documents during their respective appearance at the court on March 14 and April 30 at Ghaziabad.
It is mandatory for the investigation agency to hand over case-related documents to the accused.
Thereafter upon satisfaction, the case can be committed to the trial court, where the actual trial can begin.
Nupur's regular bail plea was rejected by the Ghaziabad session court on Wednesday. In the evening on the same day, her lawyers filed a bail application with the Supreme Court.
This was the fourth consecutive hearing related to the case after Nupur Talwar's surrender. The focus will now shift to the Supreme Court, where her review petition will come up on Friday.
Nupur initiates process for bail
Nupur's on Thursday initiated the process for filing a bail petition in the Allahabad High Court, a day after a Ghaziabad court refused to grant her relief.
"A notice has been sent to the CBI informing the agency that we will be filing a bail application in the court's registry after nine days," Talwar's counsel Amit Srivastava told reporters.