New Delhi, Apr 12: Nupur Talwar, facing arrest in the twin murder case of her daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, today moved the Supreme Court seeking stay on the non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued against her by the trial court.
A bench of justices A K Patnaik and Swatanter Kumar, however, refused to hear her plea today and said that it would be taken up tomorrow.
Nupur is facing arrest as the CBI is looking for her and conducted raids yesterday pursuant to the NBW issued against her by a Ghaziabad court.
Pleading for an urgent hearing, the dentist' counsel submitted that she is not a fugitive.
“She is not a fugitive and running away from justice,” senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for her, submitted, while seeking urgent hearing of the case.
The bench, however, said the matter is not listed today and it would hear the case tomorrow.
“Tomorrow we will see it,” the bench said.
Nupur Talwar moved the apex court against the NBW issued against her by the trial court yesterday and an April 9 order of the Allahabad High Court, which had suspended its earlier order asking a CBI court at Ghaziabad to “expeditiously” decide any bail application moved by her.
The special CBI court in Ghaziabad had issued the warrant against Nupur for failing to appear before it.
The judge has fixed April 18 as the next date of hearing and directed that Nupur be produced before the court on that date.
The order was given on the application moved by the CBI seeking issuance of a warrant against Nupur, who was said to be not appearing before the court despite directions.
Pursuant to the order of the judge, the CBI had carried out raids at the dentist couple Talwars' Azad Apartments residence in Hauz Khas in south Delhi.
On April 9, the high court had passed the order on a recall application filed by the CBI which alleged that Talwar had secured the order in her favour by submitting “false information” and sought punitive action against her.
Justice Bala Krishna Narayana, while suspending his order of March 13, 2012, had issued notice to Nupur asking her to file a reply within two weeks and had also summoned records of the case from the trial court.
The high court had asked Nupur to appear before the CBI court within 30 days and directed the trial court to “expeditiously” decide any bail application filed by her.
Nupur and her husband Rajesh Talwar are facing trial in the four-year-old murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.
Aarushi was found with her throat slit at their Noida residence on the night intervening May 15 and 16, 2008, while the body of Hemraj was recovered from the terrace of the house the next day.
Investigation in the case was handed over to the CBI following public outrage over shoddy probe by the Uttar Pradesh police.
The CBI had submitted its closure report last year in which it did not name the Talwar couple as accused.
However, the special court in Ghaziabad decided to go ahead with the trial holding that there was enough evidence against them.