'Brave and stoic' is how close friends describe Rajesh and Nupur Talwar as the couple wait for the highly anticipated verdict in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case by a special CBI court on the Monday. The Talwars stand accused of committing the murders.
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar today sought a direction to CBI to either provide them with tabular charts of DNA samples of Aarushi and Hemraj or file an affidavit of the forensic expert stating that the reports had already been given to the couple.
Two defence witnesses in the Aarushi murder case did not turn up in the special CBI court today to record their statements, while the accused dentist couple asked the court to drop the name of another witness claiming he does not want to depose due to "pressure from CBI."
Justice Rajesh Dayal Khare dismissed the petition of the couple who are key accused in the twin murder case, saying, "There is no need to force the prosecution to call witnesses other than those it deems proper."
Rajesh and Nupur had sought the adjournment on the ground that they had to approach the Supreme Court with a Special Leave Petition seeking deposition 14 persons as court witnesses.
The accused, both of whom are out on bail, said they moved the apex court as the trial court rejected their pleas to summon former CBI joint director Arun Kumar and 12 other witnesses.
Putting a question mark on the earlier theory that noises in Aarushi's room could not be overheard in the adjoining room of her parents as they were separated by a brick wall, CBI today said there was a hollow portion in it.
Investigating officer AGL Kaul told the special CBI court that the double murder could have been committed only by the Talwars.