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Aarushi murder trial: Ghaziabad Court to examine witnesses


June 8, 2012 - Ghaziabad

A Ghaziabad court will on Friday begin examining prosecution witnesses connected with the 2008 Aarushi Talwar-Hemraj double murder case in which dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are co-accused.

The trial commences a day after the Supreme Court dismissed the Talwars' plea to quash the ongoing trial proceedings against them.

Both Nupur and Rajesh Talwar will remain present when the proceedings begin in court today.

The trial against the Talwars was scheduled to commence on Monday at the special CBI court in Ghaziabad, but the court deferred the hearing till today as the local bar association struck work after a lawyer's death.

The couple was, earlier charged with murder and destruction of evidence by the court on May 24.

The court's decision had come after the Talwars' counsel produced a golf club to dispute allegations that the couple used a similar club to kill Aarushi and Hemraj.

Earlier, the Allahabad High Court had rejected Nupur's bail plea, and charged her with murder and destruction of evidence.upur was arrested on April 30 and has been lodged in Ghaziabad's Dasna jail.

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

ANI

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