Ghaziabad: A special court here will pronounce its verdict in the sensational Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case at 2 p.m. Monday, a lawyer said.
“The judge said judgment will come at 2 (p.m.),” advocate Tanvir Ahmed Mir, who represents Aarushi’s parents and accused dentists Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, told media here.
Asked on his views on the likely verdict, he said: “There is no evidence against us in the case. We will come out clean.”
He also added that Talwars are in the court premises for the verdict.
Ahead of the verdict, Uttar Pradesh Police put in place heavy security around the court premises. A large number of media persons also gathered to report the verdict in the sensational case.
The court’s order will come nearly five and a half years after the 14-year-old Aarushi and Talwars’ domestic help Hemraj were found murdered at the Talwars’ flat in Noida May 15, 2008.
The Talwar couple is charged with murder and destruction of evidence with common intention. Rajesh Talwar has additionally been charged under Section 203 of the Indian Penal Code for lodging a false FIR in the case with Noida police.
The case was initially investigated by Uttar Pradesh Police but was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) May 31, 2008.
The charges against the couple were framed May 25, 2012, and the trial began after that.
The CBI case is based purely on circumstantial evidence because of the lack of direct evidence against the two accused.
During the trial, the agency maintained that murders were committed by the two accused as no outsider seemed to be involved. Of the four people present at the house, two were found murdered, the agency said.
CBI lawyer R.K. Saini maintained that there was no proof of any outsider’s entry, the scene of crime had been heavily dressed up, Aarushi’s body had been tampered with and Hemraj’s body was hidden behind an air cooler on the terrace of the flat.