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Nupur Talwar to spend night in jail
Sessions court to decide on bail plea tomorrow
Ghaziabad: Nupur Talwar will have to spend Monday night in Dasna jail after the sessions court reserved its order on her bail application, reports said.
Earlier in the day, the special CBI court in Ghaziabad rejected her plea after Nupur surrendered following a Supreme Court directive to her to do so in the twin murder case of her 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and domestic help.
She applied for bail under CrPC's Section 437 saying she is a woman but the court rejected the plea saying the charges levelled against her are serious.
The CBI argued that being a woman was not a ground for bail. CBI lawyer RK Saini also said that Nupur Talwar had been avoiding orders to appear in court and that it was a heinous case of double murder.
Nupur, who surrendered in the court of special CBI magistrate Priti Singh, was immediately taken into custody by the agency. She will be taken to Dasna Jail in Ghaziabad at 4 pm on Monday and will be lodged in barrack number 13.
Her lawyer R.K. Saini moved the court for Nupur's bail but the magistrate reserved the order for two hours, during which the agency will also file its reply.
Nupur, who was accompanied by her husband Rajesh Talwar, was seen reciting Hanuman Chalisa in the court room. She reached the court around 10:15am.
Nobody was allowed in the court room except the CBI officials and lawyers for the dentist couple.
On April 27, the apex court had refused to stay the non-bailable warrant issued against Nupur by the Ghaziabad court.
Nupur surrendered on Monday after a Supreme Court Bench of Justice A.K. Patnaik and
Justice J.S. Khehar had asked her to approach the trial judge for bail.
The Bench had also turned down her plea for granting protection against any arrest after her surrender.
"We should not anticipate about what the trial court is going to do. You appear before it and the court shall consider your bail. If you do not get bail then there are higher courts," the
Bench had told Nupur.
The Bench had also pointed out that her husband got bail in the twin murder case.
"We are not inclined to stay the operation of the order of non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued by the special judge, Ghaziabad... We direct that petitioner (Nupur) will appear on Monday and move her bail. In case application for bail is moved, the same shall be considered expeditiously," the
Bench had said.
Aarushi was murdered on the intervening night of May 16-17, 2008, at her Noida residence and the body of domestic help, Hemraj, was found on the terrace of the house the next day.
Nupur had faced arrest after the Ghaziabad court had issued non-bailable warrant against her on April 11 following which the CBI had carried out searches at her Delhi premises. — Agencies
Rahul's first UP visit post-poll debacle
LUCKNOW: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday arrived on a three-day visit of his Parliamentary constituency Amethi, the first after his party's dismal show in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
The Congress General Secretary will meet party workers and review the party's performance during his visit. "During the visit to the constituency, Rahul will be meeting party workers and review the party's performance. Why the party lost and the reasons behind it will be reviewed,” Congress state president Rita Bahuguna Joshi told reporters.
She said victory and defeat were part of the election process, but the focus of the party was to strengthen the organisation and as of now it was focusing on local bodies polls, likely to be held later this year.
Asked about the preparations for the 2014 general elections, Joshi said there was a lot of time for that but the present focus was on local bodies polls.
"With the BSP not contesting local bodies polls and the SP having little presence, the Congress will try to perform well", she said.
Omar cleared in NC worker death case
SRINAGAR: In a big relief to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, he along with his aides have been give a clean chit in the death of National Conference worker Haji Yusuf at Abdullah's residence on September 29 last year.
Justice (retired) H.S. Bedi was appointed to head the one-man judicial probe into Yusuf's death on November 18, 2011.
While Yusuf's family alleged he was tortured to death, an autopsy showed that Haji Yusuf died of cardiac arrest.
The Chief Minister was exonerated in a magisterial inquiry, which said the party worker died of heart attack. National Conference activist Haji Yusuf died allegedly while he was in the custody of the state police crime branch on September 30, 2011.