New Delhi: Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar on Friday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Allahabad High Court order refusing to accept their plea to summon 14 witnesses in connection with Aarushi-Hemraj murder case.

The couple's appeal against the High Court order was mentioned before a bench comprising Justices BS Chauhan and Dipak Misra which posted the matter for hearing on May 28.

This the second time this month that they knocked the doors of the Apex Court with the plea to summon additional witnesses, including ADG (Law and Order) Uttar Pradesh and former CBI Joint Director Arun Kumar. The High Court while dismissing their plea on May 21 said, “There is no need to force the prosecution to call witnesses other than those it deems proper."

The couple had moved the High Court after the Apex Court on May 13 refused to entertain their plea. The Apex Court had asked them to approach the High Court saying it was a wrong procedure to approach the Supreme Court directly.

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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