File photo of Rajesh, Nupur, and Aarushi Talwar. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
The Supreme Court on Monday admitted the plea filed by the widow of domestic help Hemraj challenging Rajesh and Nupur Talwar’s acquittal by the Allahabad high court on October 12 last year.
A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi issued a notice to the dentist couple, who were acquitted by the Allahabad High Court in the twin murder case in October last year. Khumkala Banjade, Hemraj's wife, had filed an appeal in December last year against the Talwars acquittal in the case.
The high court has released the Talwars since there were not found guilty on the basis of the evidence on record.
On November 26, 2013, a CBI court in Ghaziabad sentenced the Talwars to life imprisonment in connection with the case.
Before the high court order, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were serving life sentences in Ghaziabad's Dasna jail.
Fourteen-year-old Aarushi was found dead inside her room in the Talwars' Noida residence with her throat slit in May 2008. The needle of suspicion had initially moved towards 45- year-old Hemraj, who had gone missing but his body was recovered from the terrace of the house two days later.
Former chief minister Mayawati had recommended a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after the UP police drew flak over a shoddy probe into the case which was making national headlines.