Within hours of the Supreme Court rejecting their plea for summoning 14 “crucial witnesses” dropped by the CBI in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar on Monday moved an application before the trial court seeking a week’s adjournment to enable them to move the Allahabad High Court.
The Talwars are aggrieved by the May 4 order of the trial court which turned down their demand for summoning 14 witnesses, including former CBI joint director Arun Kumar. The Ghaziabad trial court, which was to record the couple’s statement as accused, will take up their application on Tuesday. The court has already finished examination of the prosecution witnesses.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special public prosecutor RK Saini objected to it, saying the Talwars were previously represented by their family members during various petitions filed at Allahabad High Court.
The trial court had previously rejected two of Talwars’ applications seeking summoning of 14 persons as court-witnesses. The applications had come at a point where the statements of the accused were to be recorded after investigating officer AGL Kaul — the last prosecution witness —recorded his testimony on April 24.