Talwars seek Supreme Court help to call more witnesses

Talwars seek Supreme Court help to call more witnesses

Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar approached the Supreme Court on Friday, seeking production of 14 additional witnesses in the murder trial of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.

The move comes two days after they failed to convince the Allahabad High Court with their plea. This is the second time in the fortnight the Talwars have approached the apex court for a direction to examine 14 additional witnesses.

Counsel for the couple mentioned the petition before a Bench of Justices B S Chauhan and Dipak Misra who fixed it for hearing on May 28.

The apex court had declined on May 13 to hear the plea made by the couple and pulled them up for bypassing the High Court and directly approaching the apex court, against the trial court’s order rejecting their request.

The Allahabad High Court had dismissed their petition finding no need to force the CBI to call witnesses. Besides, the court also said it was for the trial court to decide which of the witnesses to call for recording their statements.

The trial court at Ghaziabad kept on recording statement of the Talwars as there was no stay on it. Rajesh replied to 805 questions put to him. The process for recording the statement of Nupur Talwar, a co-accused, has begun in the case.

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