NEW DELHI, Jan 6 – Dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar will have to face trial for allegedly killing their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi with the Supreme Court today rejecting their plea for quashing proceedings against them in the 2008 sensational murder case.
A bench of justices AK Ganguly and JS Khehar dismissed the couple’s plea to quash the proceedings against them in the trial court in the brutal murder of Aarushi, a class nine student, and Talwars’ domestic aide Hemraj at their residence in Noida on Delhi’s outskirts.
The bench said there was nothing wrong in the Ghaziabad Magistrate’s order taking cognisance against them and putting them on trial as the trial judge passed the order after applying his mind.
“We feel constrained to observe that the court should exercise utmost restraint before interfering in the Magistrate’s order,” the bench said adding, “The Magistrate has applied his mind to come to the conclusion of taking cognisance in the case”.
The bench also refused to go into the details of the case saying that it has to be heard by the lower court and the apex court cannot be turned into “mini trial court”.
The bench’s observation came when counsel for Nupur, senior advocate Ranjit Kumar sought to draw court’s attention to various evidences to press his plea for quashing the case against the couple.