Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Friday dismissed the two revision petitions of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar against the special CBI court's order to charge them for the 2008 murders of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.

The court has given 15 days time to Nupur Talwar to apply for bail in the special Central Bureau of Investigation court in Ghaziabad, while Rajesh Talwar has been asked to abide by the special court's order to appear before it on March 22.

Two different benches of the court issued separate orders on the petitions filed by them against the February 9 order of the CBI court in Ghaziabad issuing bailable warrants against them for their failure to appear before the court and to initiate proceedings against them.

"There is no provision for prohibiting a magistrate from summoning a person if prima facie it appears that there is sufficient evidence against the person," Justice Balakrishna Narayana said passing the order on Nupur Talwar's petition.

She had challenged the CBI court order on the ground that at no stage of the agency's investigation was she neither called for interrogation nor was she named as an accused. Hence, summons should not have been issued against her, she contended.

14-year-old Aarushi was found murdered at her residence in Noida in May 16, 2008 and Hemraj's body was recovered the following day from the same building.

(Agencies)