Aarushi-Hemraj Murder Case, CBI's Oversight In Justice?

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| October 12 , 2017 , 19:52 IST

As Allahabad High Court acquits Dr Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the double murder case of their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has been put on the stand.

The two-member division bench of Allahabad High Court said the couple cannot be convicted on the basis of circumstantial evidence. However, the CBI court had convicted and sentenced the Talwars based on the same evidence.

The two-member bench of the Allahabad High Court, comprising of Justices B K Narayana and A K Mishra said that the prosecution's hypothesis that the parents were the only ones inside the could not be proved.

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Giving the couple the benefit of the doubt, the court acquitted the two.

Justice Narayana said, "Nupur and Rajesh Talwar should be forthwith released because the entire evidence supplied by the prosecution counsel was not sufficient and the chain of circumstances could not be established."

The incident has once again revealed all the shortcomings of the Indian law enforcement and judicial system. Not only that, the incident has even raised questions over reliability on the country's top investigation agency.

Rajesh and Nupur Talwar have spent the last four years in Dasna Jail, serving their life imprisonment since the CBI court's verdict back in November 2013.

The parents of the murder victim, instead of fighting for justice in their daughter's murder case had to appeal to the court challenging CBI court's verdict that held them responsible for the killing.

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In spite of fielding the country's most elite investigation agency and best officers in the case, the CBI court ended up punishing the couple, who the Bureau could not prove to be guilty.

This comes when the justice system hails the motto that an innocent should not be punished even if 100 criminals are let off in the process.

At one point or another, everyone involved in the case have been suspected of the murder, be it the parents, domestic help or the assistant.