It was tension and emotion-packed three hours for the Talwar family before CBI concluded that there was no evidence against teenaged murdered girl Aarushi's father Rajesh for her murder and a court granted bail to the man who is in jail for nearly two months.
The Talwars' were choked with emotions and Nupur clasped her husband's hand in a court here for more than three hours awaiting the findings of the CBI and the court order based on that.
As the news trickled in from CBI headquarters that the the agency gave Talwar a virtual clean chit, the family could see a ray of light across the dark clouds that have been over the family ever since Aarushi's murder.
You could read the the relief writ on the faces of the Talwars, especially those of the dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur, who have lived through a nightmare since May 23, the day the dentist was arrested by Noida police for allegedly killing his daughter.
"We have already said that he (Rajesh) is innocent and now the court should say so", Dinesh Talwar, Rajesh's brother, said soon after journalists told the Talwars about the CBI finding no evidence against the dentist.
"These have been turbulent times for us," he said.