As the Allahabad High Court ordered the release of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the case involving the murder of their daughter Aarushi, the court also lashed out against the Central Bureau of Investigation for not investigating the matter properly.
The certified copy of the verdict will be first sent to the special CBI court in Ghaziabad, which had convicted the dentist couple in 2013, whose order was set aside and overruled by the Allahabad High Court.
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are lodged in the Dasna prison in Ghaziabad since November 2013 after they were awarded life sentence in the case. The body of domestic help Hemraj, who went missing and was assumed to be Aarushi's killer, was found on the roof of the tower next day.
Jail Superintendent Dadhiram Maurya said today that jail authorities had requested the Ghaziabad district administration to give security to the couple till the time they reach home.
Tyagi added that apart from inmates, the Talwars also treated jail staff, police officials and their children. However, a number of inmates wanted their dental problems fixed this Sunday because they knew it could be the Talwars ' last day in jail , As Reported By TOI. "The golden rule and cardinal principle in justice is if there is only circumstantial evidence, the benefit of doubt goes to the accused", the bench said.
In 2015, the Talwars were convicted by a lower court. Since the high court verdict came out on Thursday, reports said, the couple has been attending to a rush of inmates.
It was earlier being said that Rajesh and Nupur Talwar would be released on Friday. Dasna Jail authorities say the Talwar couple will continue to visit the jail every 15 days to treat patients.
"We were concerned about the fate of our dental department after their (Talwars) release".
"We have no hesitation in holding that the prosecution has failed to prove by any reliable or cogent evidence, the motive suggested by the prosecution for the appellants to commit the double murder i.e. the deceased being caught in the midst of a sexual act on the fateful night by Dr. Rajesh Talwar who suddenly got so gravely provoked that he committed their murder", the high court had said.