Ghaziabad, April 30 (IANS) Dentist Nupur Talwar was Monday taken into custody shortly after surrendering before a special court hearing the May 2008 twin murder case of her teenaged daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj. She applied for bail immediately after her arrest, but the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) opposed the plea.
Nupur Talwar, who faced a non-bailable warrant issued by a CBI special court in Ghaziabad after she failed to appear in court as directed, surrendered before CBI special magistrate Preeti Singh.
The CBI argued that being a woman was not a ground for bail. CBI lawyer R.K. Saini also said that Nupur Talwar had been avoiding orders to appear in court and that it was a heinous case of double murder.
Police guarded the court premises as Nupur Talwar and her husband Rajesh reached around 10.15 a.m. She was taken into the court from a back door.
On Friday, the Supreme Court had directed Nupur Talwar to surrender before the magistrate's court. The apex court bench, headed by Justice A.K. Patnaik, had said that she could apply for bail after surrendering and the court would decide on the issue expeditiously and on merit.
The apex court had passed the order while adjourning till Friday the hearing of her Nupur Talwar review petition of its order directing her to face trial in the double murder case.
The dentist couple's 14-year-old daughter Aarushi was found dead inside their Noida residence in May 2008 with her throat slit. The body of the Talwars' domestic servant Hemraj, initially a suspect in the case, was recovered from the terrace a day later. The Talwar couple is accused in the case. Rajesh Talwar is out on bail.
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