Aarushi murder case: Supreme Court dismisses Talwar's plea for 14 witnesses to depose

New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a plea by Drs. Rajesh and Nupur Talwar to summon 14 witnesses, including former CBI official Arun Kumar, to give their depositions in the murder trial of their 16-year-old daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.

Tuesday was the second time that the Talwars had moved the apex court with the same plea. An earlier had also been rejected by the apex court, which had directed the couple to go to the high court first.

The Talwars had then filed their plea challenging the special CBI court's rejection of their plea for calling witnesses, including the ADG (Law and Order) and then CBI Joint Director Arun Kumar, to record their statements in the Allahabad High Court.

The Allahabad High Court had earlier also rejected the plea filed by the Talwars.

A CBI trial court in Ghaziabad has charged Talwars under Sections 302/34 (murder with common intention) and 201 (destruction of evidence with common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

In addition to these, the court charged Dr. Rajesh Talwar under Section 203 (giving false information in respect of an offence committed) of the IPC.

Aarushi, 14, was found dead with her throat slit at her Noida residence on May 16, 2008 and the body of her domestic help Hemraj was recovered from the terrace a day later. (ANI)