Allahabad High Court slams trial court judge on Aarushi order

The Allahabad High Court has hit out at the trial court judge in the Aarushi murder case for using fallacious analogy and ignoring the basic tenets of law.

Published: 14th October 2017 09:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th October 2017 09:32 AM   |  A+A-

Nupur Talwar and Rajesh Talwar (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

ALLAHABAD/NEW DELHI: The Allahabad High Court has hit out at the trial court judge in the Aarushi murder case, saying he acted like a film director to create a fictional scenario, used fallacious analogy and ignored the basic tenets of law.

HC justices BK Narayana and AK Mishra listed a litany of errors, missteps and fanciful deductions by the trial judge while convicting dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar for the double murders of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in May 2008.

“The trial judge is supposed to be fair and transparent and should act as a man of ordinary prudence and he should not stretch his imagination to infinity rendering the whole exercise a mockery of law,” the HC said. Additional sessions judge Shyam Lal in Ghaziabad sentenced the Talwars to life term on November 28, 2013 after finding them guilty on circumstantial evidence.

Release only on Monday
The Talwar couple will have to spend 48 hours more in Dasna Jail as they will be released only on Monday. According to the jail administration, they were expecting to get the certified court order copy Friday but they have not received it yet and only after getting the order copy, they will start the process of releasing them. “We have not received the court order as yet. We will release them once we get it,” Dasna Jail superintendent Dadhiram Maurya said.


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