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Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, parents of murdered teenager Aarushi Talwar, Friday questioned the right of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to oppose their plea before the Allahabad High Court to be discharged in the three-year old sensational murder case of their daughter.

After hearing the arguments by senior advocate Gopal Chaturvedi, the bench of Justice B.K. Narayana fixed Monday for the next hearing of the case

Chaturvedi told  ‘We have questioned the CBI’s right to oppose our plea on the ground that the investigating agency must first decide whether it supports its own closure report or the order of the special Ghaziabad court, whereby Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were charged with their own daughter’s murder.’

‘We have also sought to draw the attention of the court to the half-baked investigation carried out by CBI, which was why further investigation was required in the case.’

The 14-year-old Aarushi, a Class 9 student of Delhi Public School, Noida, was found murdered under mysterious circumstances in her parents’ Jalvayu Vihar Apartment in Noida May 16, 2008.

Their domestic help Hemraj was initially suspected for the killing, but his body was found on the flat’s terrace a day later.

The CBI submitted its closure report Dec 29 last year.

Ghaziabad-based Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judicial Magistrate Preeti Singh had ordered Feb 9 that the Talwars be charged with murder, destruction of evidence and criminal conspiracy.


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