New Delhi: Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, declared innocent of murdering their only child Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in 2008, were freed on Monday evening after four years in a jail near Delhi.The Allahabad High Court had on Thursday cancelled the life sentence handed out to the Talwars by a lower court that had convicted them based on circumstantial evidence.
The Talwars' release was delayed because a copy of that verdict had not been delivered to the jail last week. The Talwars have asked for police protection, citing an earlier attack on Rajesh Talwar at the Ghaziabad court. According to prison sources, the couple’s release order was delivered to the Dasna District Prison around 4.30 pm following which the other formalities related to their release such as the filling of a security bond were undertaken. “Nothing can make us more happy. This wouldn’t have been possible without Dinesh Talwar and Rajesh’s and Nupur’s steadfast belief in their innocence,” said the couple’s counsel Tanveer Ahmed Mir. The couple is expected to offer prayers at a local temple in Noida. The Talwars will not go back to their Noida residence, where their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj were murdered nine years ago, upon their release from prison. The couple is likely to head to Group Captain (retd) BG Chitnis's residence, the father of Nupur Talwar.
Allahabad HC's decision is a stamp on the innocence of Rajesh & Nupur Talwar. This is what they deserved: Tanveer Ahmed Mir, Talwar's lawyer pic.twitter.com/BPnPgySmJr— ANI (@ANI) October 16, 2017