Released At Last! Rajesh And Nupur Talwar Walk Out From Dasna Jail

| October 16 , 2017 , 17:22 IST

Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, sentenced to life imprisonment for the double murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, were acquitted on Thursday by the Allahabad High Court were released from Ghaziabad's Dasna Jail on Monday.

The couple will be required to furnish a personal bail bond of Rs 1 lakh each and two people to stand guarantee. 

Although the Talwars were expected to be released from imprisonment on Friday itself, as the necessary paperwork could not be completed, the release was pushed to Monday.

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The Dentist couple has confirmed with the prison authorities that they will return every 15 days to the Dasna Jail to treat inmates and officials with dental problems.

The CBI had convicted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for the murder of Aarushi and Hemraj at their Noida home in 2008. In 2013, the Talwars were sent to jail for life imprisonment.

According to reports, as per Section 437 (a) of the CrPC, the Talwars are required to furnish a surety that they will be present in court in case the state files an appeal against the acquittal in a higher court.

Aarushi's aunt Vandana Talwar described the journey as exhausting for the family.

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"We are deeply relieved and grateful to God for the verdict. It's been an exhausting journey for us and it has been very trying time for our family. We have suffered a lot for almost ten years," she said to media.

The Allahabad High Court acquitted the Talwars on the basis that the evidence against them was only circumstantial.

In May 2008, Aarushi was found murdered with her throat slit in her bedroom. Initially, the domestic help Hemraj was believed to be the murderer as he had disappeared since the day of her death. However, later on, his dead body was found on the terrace of the Talwar residence, making the Aarushi murder case a double murder case.