Allahabad: The parents of Aarushi Talwar on Monday filed a petition in Allahabad High Court challenging a CBI court order, which made them accused in the murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help, Hemraj, three years ago.

The court had passed an order on February 9 accusing the couple for murder of duo on the basis of CBI's closure report and also charged them with engaging in criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence.

According to the Talwars' counsel Gopal Chaturvedi, the Talwar couple also submitted that the CBI court had passed its order "without taking into consideration the objections submitted by us".

The case is likely to come up for hearing on Wednesday, February 23.

Aarushi was found dead inside her Noida residence in May 2008 with her throat slit and the body of Hemraj was recovered later from the terrace.

Following an uproar over the alleged shoddy probe of the double murder case by Uttar Pradesh police, the CBI was entrusted with the investigation. Recently, CBI submitted its closure report on the case pointing fingers at the parents though it maintained there was no conclusive evidence.

However, the court decided to proceed with the trial against the couple observing that there was "enough evidence" against them.

(With agency input)