Allahabad: Dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar, who were on Thursday found innocent by the Allahabad High Court of murdering their daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj, are unlikely to leave jail before Monday.
The Talwars, who were scheduled to be out of Dasna jail in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday, will have to wait as a copy of the verdict has not yet been delivered to the prison officials.
"There is no possibility of release of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar from Dasna Jail today (Friday) 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.
The court will be closed on Saturday and Sunday for the weekend.
The Allahabad High Court ended the couple's nine-year ordeal by saying they could not be held guilty given the circumstances and evidence on record.
The Talwars have been lodged in Dasna jail since November 2013 after a special CBI court in Ghaziabad had convicted them for murdering Aarushi and Hemraj and sentenced them to life.
The CBI court said they had killed Aarushi in a fit of rage because they suspected her of having an affair with Hemraj.
The Talwars then approached the Allahabad High Court, challenging this order.
14-year-old Aarushi Talwar was found dead on May 16, 2008 in her house in Noida with her throat slit and head bludgeoned. The Talwar's domestic help Hemraj was found dead the next day on the terrace of the house.
Hemraj’s throat was also slit and there were wounds on his head. There were wounds all over his body and the door to the terrace was found locked from inside.
With inputs from PTI....