The Allahabad High Court had acquitted the Talwars in the 2008 double murder case in which both Aarushi and Hemraj were killed. Photograph: (Others)
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar who were exonerated by the Allahabad High Court on Thursday on charges of murdering their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj
may not be released today if the order copy of the court does not arrive at Dasna jail on time.
"Jail closes by 7:30-8pm. After receiving the order, the procedure in jail takes just half an hour," Dasna jail superintendent Dadhiram Maurya said.
"If the order comes today before the jail closure, they'll be released today itself but the possibility is less," Superintendent Mauraya added.
Earlier, Talwars' lawyer Tanveer A Mir had said the jail superintendent would receive the release order copy by Friday afternoon and the Talwars would be released by 4pm, however, the release order is yet to arrive at Dasna jail.
The lawyer had said either the Allahabad High Court sends its order copy directly to jail authorities or it is sent through the CBI court concerned which awarded them the life sentence.
The Allahabad High Court had acquitted the Talwars in 2008 double murder case in which both Aarushi and Hemraj were killed. The court said that neither the circumstances nor the evidence was enough to hold them guilty.
"There is a strong possibility that the incident was caused by some outsider," a bench comprising justices B K Narayana and A K Mishra said, upholding the Talwars' appeal against the CBI court verdict.