Ghaziabad (Agencies): Giving a big jolt to the Talwar couple, parents of slain teenager Aarushi Talwar—Rajesh and Nupur—were on Wednesday ordered to face trial in the murder of their daughter and servant Hemarj more than two years ago.

Rejecting Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI’s) closure report in the case, the court made the Talwars accused on charges of the murders, destruction of evidence, conspiracy and common intention to commit the crime.

Special Judicial Magistrate Preeti Singh issued summons to the parents to appear before her on February 28.

After Wednesday's brief proceedings, CBI counsel R K Saini told reporters that "The Court has taken cognizance of offences under Section 302, 201 read with 34 IPC and summoned Dr Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar as accused in the case for February 28."

The dentist couple have been made accused under sections 302 (murder), 201 (destruction of evidence) and section 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC.

Rajesh, who was arrested by the Noida police in 2008 but was given a clean chit by the CBI earlier, is on bail while his wife has been named as an accused for the first time.

Wednesday's order of the SJM paves the way for the trial in the case in which the CBI sought closure even after naming the dentist couple as accused but pleaded their  helplessness in pursuing it for lack of proper evidence.

On Tuesday the CBI had said "Our stand was that the probe of the Investigating Officer proves that no outsider was involved in this (Aarushi-Hemraj deaths). Servants are not involved in this and circumstantial evidence is pointing out that whatever has been done, parents only have done it."

However, Talwar's lawyer Rebecca John said they were completely innocent, and the order of the SJM will be challenged in a higher court.

"There is no material against Rajesh and Nupur. They are completely innocent. We will prove categorically that someone else has killed Aarushi. Nothing but victimisation is being done," John said.

She said, "its an unfortunate but a judicial order. I bow to the order. Whatever remedies are available to us, we will challenge the order in a superior court. It is a challengeable order  and we will challenge it. We will decide in two days as to which court to approach."

There was speculation that the couple coule be arrested but John dismissed the possibility saying "there is no question, no apprehension".

The Court rejected Talwar's petition against the CBI report seeking fresh investigations to nail the culprits. He had pointed fingers at the servants.

With Wednesday's order, the three servants who were earlier made an accused in the case will now walk free.     

The parents will now be given copies of all annexures given by the agency along with the closure report. The annexures include statements by the witnesses and other documents that the CBI relied on during their probe.

According to sources, the Court in its order have relied upon certain points in the closure report like the internet router being switched off at about 3:30 pm, dressing up of scene of crime and the alleged cleaning up of Aarushi's body parts.

14-year-old Aarushi was found murdered at her residence in Noida in 2008. The body of the family's domestic help Hemraj was found on the terrace of the house a day later.

The probe, which was first undertaken by the Noida police, was later taken over by the CBI. The agency had first given a clean chit to Rajesh and accused the three servants of having committed the murder of both.

However, a fresh team was re-constituted in September 2009 which re-investigated the case and filed the report.