LUCKNOW: Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar will not be released from Dasna jail today, lawyer of the Talwars' Tanvir Mir Ahmed told The New Indian Express. “The jail administration is yet to receive the certified copy and only after that release orders will be issued. It is expected that Nupur Talwar and Rajesh Talwar will be out of the jail on Monday,” he said.
The Talwar couple will have to spend 48 hours more in Dasna Jail as they will be released on Monday, because a copy of the verdict that acquitted them in the murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help, Hemraj has not yet been delivered to prison officials.
A signed copy of the judgement will have to be hand-delivered before the Talwars are freed and the weekend will delay the process, jail official Dadhiram Maurya told NDTV. "I have never released anyone on the basis of a faxed or emailed order, we need a hand-delivered order," he added, "the delay is not by the jail but by the court."
“We have not received the court order as yet. We will release them once we get it,” Dasna Jail Superintendent Dadhiram Maurya told the media. Explaining the process, Maurya said that there are two ways to get the copy of the order. “Either the Allahabad High Court sends its order copy directly to jail authorities or it is sent through the CBI court concerned which awarded them life sentence," he said.
In maximum cases, courts send order copy through post only after that the jail administration initiate the process of releasing the inmate.
The Allahabad High Court had acquitted the Talwars in the case on Thursday saying neither the circumstances nor the evidence was enough to hold them guilty.
The verdict ends, at least for now, the nine-year ordeal of the Noida couple who were sentenced to life by a Ghaziabad CBI court on November 28, 2013 for the double murders happened in 2008.
(With online desk inputs)