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Aarushi Talwar Murder Case: A Timeline Of Events

Aarushi Talwar Murder Case: A Timeline Of Events

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Setting aside special CBI court's judgement, the Allahabad High Court on Thursday acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in decade old Aarushi-Hemraj murder case.

Following is the chronology of the 2008 Aarushi murder case:

May 15-16, 2008: Aarushi Talwar found dead with her throat slit in the bedroom of her flat in Noida. 

May 16, 2008: Uttar Pradesh Police start probing the case and domestic help Hemraj (Nepalese national) suspected of murder. 

May 17: Hemraj's body found on the terrace of Talwar's house. 

May 18: UP Police say the twin murders were done with surgical precision, insider job suspected.

May 19: Talwar's former Nepalese domestic help Vishnu Sharma named suspect.

May 21: Delhi Police joins murder probe. 

May 22: Talwars come under suspicion, honour killing angle probed, the police quiz Aarushi's close friend whom she spoke to 688 times in 45 days preceding her murder. 

May 23: Aarushi's father Rajesh Talwar arrested for the two murders. 

May 29: Notification issued to hand over the case from UP Police to CBI.

June 1: CBI takes over the probe in the case. 

June 13: Domestic help of Rajesh Talwar, Krishna arrested by CBI.

June 20: Lie detection test of Rajesh Talwar conducted at CFSL, Delhi.

June 25: Second lie detection test conducted on Nupur Talwar. Her first lie detection test was found inconclusive. 

June 26: CBI declares the case to be a "blind case". Rajesh Talwar refused bail by the special magistrate in Ghaziabad. 

July 12: Rajesh Talwar freed on bail from Dasna Jail in Ghaziabad.

Feb 8-12, 2009: Narco-analysis tests on Nupur Talwar was done between February 8 to February 12 on CBI's plea. 

Feb 15-20: Narco-analysis tests on Rajesh Talwar was done between February 15 to February 20. 

Dec 29: CBI gives up the case with a closure report. Clean chit given to servants but fingers pointed at Talwars. 

Jan 25, 2011: Rajesh Talwar attacked in court premises. 

Feb 9: Trial court rejects CBI's closure report and summons Talwar couple as accused to face charges of murder and destruction of evidence.

Feb 21: Couple approaches Allahabad High Court for quashing trial court summons.

Mar 18: HC dismisses their plea to quash summons and orders initiation of proceedings against them. 

Mar 19: The couple approaches the Supreme court which stayed the trial against them.

Jan 6, 2012: The apex court dismisses Talwar's plea and allows the trial against them.

Nov 25, 2013: Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were convicted by the special CBI court.

Nov 26, 2013: CBI Court awarded life sentence to Talwars who were convicted in the Aarushi-double murder case

Sept 7, 2017: A division bench of the high court comprising justices B K Narayana and A K Mishra had reserved its judgement in the appeal filed by the couple

Oct 12, 2017: Allahabad HC Acquits Rajesh, Nupur Talwar In Aarushi Murder Csae