Ghaziabad: Dubbing as “serious miscarriage” of justice the special CBI court verdict sentencing Rajesh and Nupur Talwar to life imprisonment for killing of Aarushi and Hemraj, the couple’s lawyers today alleged that the two had been victim of a “witch-hunt”.
“It is serious miscarriage of justice. Definitely it will be examined. We will be appealing in Allahabad High Court. The verdict is unsustainable in the court. There has been a witch-hunt,” Talwars’ counsel Rebecca John said.
“It is the most shocking abuse of power (by the CBI). The kind of witch-hunt (they have done), I have never seen it. It is shocking and a sad day for India….
“I believe the Talwars are the victims of witch hunt and I believe that they should have been honourably acquitted in this case and not held guilty. A lot of fabrication has been done in this case,” John said.
A special CBI court in Ghaziabad today sentenced Talwars to life imprisonment for killing Aarushi and Hemraj.
14-year-old Aarushi was killed in the intervening night of May 15-16, 2008 at Talwars’ Jal Vayu Vihar residence. The body of Hemraj was found the next day at the house’s terrace.
“I am absolutely against death penalty for any body and I would not expect this for anyone…. The order will be examined. I have not seen it. We will appeal in the higher court,” she added.
Serious miscarriage of justice: Talwars’ lawyers