In a blow to the Talwars, the Supreme Court refused to entertain their plea for summoning 14 additional witnesses in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case trial.
The court took strong exception to Talwars moving the apex court against the trial court’s order and directed them to approach the High Court.
Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are being tried for the 2008 murder of their teenaged daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.
Earlier, deposing in a Ghaziabad court, CBI investigating officer A G L Kaul had claimed it was Rajesh who committed the murders though he did not intend to kill Aarushi.
Kaul had told the court of Additional Sessions Judge Shyam Lal that Rajesh ‘found Aarushi and Hemraj in an objectionable position’ and attacked Hemraj with the golf club, the second blow of which hit Aarushi unintentionally and led to her death.
Kaul had told the court that he wanted to file a chargesheet against Rajesh but his seniors in the CBI believed that there was insufficient evidence and asked him to file a closure report.
A special CBI court, however, rejected the closure report in February 2011, and made Rajesh and Nupur the main accused in the murders that took place on the night of May 15 and 16, 2008.