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Posted at: Oct 13, 2017, 12:18 PM; last updated: Oct 13, 2017, 9:47 PM (IST)

Talwar couple likely to be released from Dasna Jail on Monday

Talwar couple likely to be released from Dasna Jail on Monday
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar. File photo

Dasna (Ghaziabad), October 13

The Talwar couple, who have been acquitted in the 2008 murder case of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, are likely to be released from Dasna Jail on Monday.

“There is no possibility of release of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar from Dasna Jail today as we have not received the court order copy so far. Their release may take place on Monday as tomorrow is second Saturday,” lawyer of the Talwars’ Tanvir Mir Ahmed told PTI.

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The Talwars have been lodged in Dasna Jail since November 2013 in connection with the twin murders.

Dasna Jail Superintendent Dadhiram Maurya said, “We have not received the court order as yet. We will release them once we get it.”

He said there were two methods to complete the process of releasing a prisoner from jail.

“Either the Allahabad High Court sends its order copy directly to jail authorities or it is sent through the CBI court concerned which awarded them life sentence,” he said.

“In 99 per cent cases we get order copy through post. If we are handed over the hard copy of the order we will release them,” Maurya added.

The Allahabad High Court had yesterday acquitted the Talwars in the case, saying neither the circumstances nor the evidence was enough to hold them guilty.

The verdict ends, at least for now, the nine-year ordeal of the Noida couple who were sentenced to life by a Ghaziabad CBI court on November 28, 2013, for the double murders that not only transfixed but also shook the nation with its element of filicide.

With the acquittal, the central question in the bizarre mystery resurfaces—who killed the 14-year-old girl and the 45-year-old man.

‘Peepli Live’ redux

A large crowd of mediapersons camped outside Dasna Jail from early morning on Friday, keeping a close watch on every movement in and out of the high-security prison.

The crowds, including curious onlookers, grew as the day progressed, everybody waiting for the Talwars to walk out of jail and back into the unrelenting media spotlight.

Several broadcast journalists, both from national and local media houses, were seen sending live feed for transmission, hanging on to every small detail and tracking every movement.

Their counterparts in the print media, meanwhile, took notes and relayed “newsy” details over the phone.

Journalists could be seen running after those who had come to meet their relatives inside the jail, seeking to get details about what was going on inside

In a scene reminiscent of the film ‘Peepli Live’, local onlookers added to the crowds swarming outside the jail complex.

Extra security personnel were deployed around the jail, about 12 km from Ghaziabad town. — PTI 

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