New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a plea of dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar, accused of killing their teenage daughter Aarushi and servant Hemraj, for calling 14 witnesses to record their statements in a trial court.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir posted the matter for further hearing on Friday.

The dentist couple had approached the Apex Court challenging the order of the special CBI court rejecting their plea for calling 14 other witnesses, including ADG (Law and Order) and the then CBI Joint Director Arun Kumar, to record their statements.

The trial court had dismissed the petitions of Rajesh and Nupur on May 6 and ordered the recording of statements of the dentist couple. Earlier, CBI investigating officer AGL Kaul, the last prosecution witness, had said that 14-year-old Aarushi's murder was carried out by her parents.

Aarushi was found dead with her throat slit in her bedroom on May 16, 2008. The initial suspicion went on Hemraj whose body was later found in the terrace at their residence in Jalvayu Vihar in Noida.


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