New Delhi: The Ghaziabad Sessions Court on Friday deferred hearing in the 2008 sensational double murder case of Aarushi Talwar and Hemraj till May 14.

It was the first day of the trial in the four-year-old murder case in which dentist couple Nupur Talwar and Rajesh Talwar are accused.

The counsel of Nupur and Rajesh Talwar demanded the CBI to give its case diary to which the probe agency strongly objected and refused to do so.

The CBI maintained that the case diary, which contains important references to various aspects of the crucial murder case, cannot be given to the defence as it could be used to weaken the case further.

After hearing the arguments of both sides, the court then deferred the hearing till May 14.

The special CBI court had on Wednesday rejected Nupur’s plea in which she had sought more documents from CBI in the murder case. The Talwars' counsel has claimed that the documents given to them by the CBI were not enough and hence more documents must be provided to his client.

Special CBI Judge Preeti Singh had earlier on May 7 transferred the case to a Sessions Court for trial.

DOCUMENTS INSUFFICIENT

Last week, the trial in the 2008 sensational murder case of teenage Aarushi Talwar and domestic help Hemraj could not be initiated in the CBI court after Nupur’s lawyers cited lack of documents.

The case was to be referred to the Sessions Court from the magistrate's court after Nupur Talwar's bail was rejected last week on Wednesday. But her lawyers said they were not furnished the complete set of documents by the Sessions Court and requested that another date be fixed. The court then fixed May 9 for the next hearing.

SETBACK FOR NUPUR

Meanwhile, Nupur Talwar, who had filed bail and review petition in the Supreme Court, was denied bail on Wednesday.

Terming the arguments premature, the Apex Court had also questioned Talwars who sought quashing of proceedings against them on the basis of alleged lacunae in evidence in the twin murder case.

Last week, Nupur had moved the Apex Court seeking bail after setbacks from the Sessions Court in Ghaziabad and the special CBI court recently.

NUPUR SURRENDERS

Following a Supreme Court's directive, the dentist had surrendered in the special CBI court in Ghaziabad on Monday. Her bail plea was rejected by the special court after which she was taken into custody and later sent to the Dasna jail.

HONOUR THE LOWER COURT

Earlier, while hearing the review petition and appeal of Nupur seeking a stay on the execution of the non-bailable arrest warrant (NBW) issued by the trial court against her, the Supreme Court has asked her to honour the lower court order and surrender before it.

The CBI has opposed the review petition saying that the Talwars are misusing the process of law. The CBI said that by evading the trial court proceedings, the Talwars were producing evidence that should be examined by the trial court.

TEENAGE AARUSHI FOUND MURDERED

Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar's only daughter 14-year-old Aarushi was found dead at the family's Noida residence on the night intervening May 15 and 16, 2008. The next day, the body of their servant Hemraj was also found on the terrace of the house.

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