New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a petition of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar seeking summoning of 14 witnesses in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case trial.
    
A bench of justices BS Chauhan and Dipak Misra also took strong exception to Talwars directly challenging the trial court's order before it and asked them to approach the Allahabad High Court.
    
"We don't intend to touch such matters. It's a wrong procedure to approach the Supreme Court directly," the bench said.
    
With Monday's order, the trial court can go ahead with its proceedings to record statement of the Talwar couple facing trial in the murder case of their teenage daughter Aarushi and servant Hemraj.

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.

(Agencies)

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