Trial resumes in Aarushi case, Rajesh Talwar to be present

A Ghaziabad court will today resume the trial in the Aarushi Talwar murder case and her father Rajesh Talwar is expected to be present in the court today facing charges that include  murder and destruction of evidence.

Rajesh Talwar, a dentist, will be appearing before the court today after an application to shift the trial to a Delhi court  was rejected by the Supreme Court.

The Talwars are facing trial for murder and destruction of evidence. Screengrab from CNN-IBN

Legal counsel for the Talwars, Rebecca John, said that her client would appear before the Ghaziabad court.

"Since Nupur Talwar has got an order from Allahabad High Court yesterday that allows her 30 days time to move an application for bail, only Rajesh will appear before the court today,"  John told Firstpost.

The Allahabad High Court had rejected an application from Nupur Talwar seeking bail since she had already sought bail from a Ghaziabad court and the hearing on that was still pending.

When asked if Rajesh, who is out on bail could be arrested by the CBI, John said,"Unless the CBI moves an application for cancellation, Rajesh will remain on bail."

Rajesh Talwar was earlier arrested on charges of murder by the Uttar Pradesh police but was subsequently released on bail. In a hearing before the Ghaziabad court last year, Rajesh was attacked by an knife wielding individual that led to him sustaining multiple injuries.

The CBI in its closure report filed before a Ghaziabad court had said that the sole suspect in the case was Rajesh Talwar but presented no evidence against the doctor.

Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, have been accused by the CBI of murder and destruction of evidence in the murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in May 2008. Three others were also  arrested by the CBI earlier but were released due to lack of evidence.

Updated Date: Mar 14, 2012 11:19 AM