The Supreme Court Friday dismissed Rajesh and Nupur Talwar’s plea that the trial in their daughter Aarushi Talwar’s murder be transferred from the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ghaziabad to New Delhi.
An apex bench of Justices B.S. Chauhan and E.J.S. Khehar said the reason of inconvenience raised by the dentist couple for seeking the transfer of the trial from Ghaziabad to Delhi was not a valid ground.
The order pronounced by Justice Khehar said that the security available to the Talwar couple was adequate.
The court directed the trial court judge to ensure that only the parties in the case and their counsel would be present during the hearing of the case.
The dentist couple had moved the apex court seeking the transfer of trial on the grounds of their personal security, and that a large number of witnesses in the case resided in Delhi.
Aarushi, 14, was found brutally murdered in the Talwars’ Noida residence on May 16, 2008. The body of their domestic help Hemraj was found the next day from the terrace of the house.