A special CBI court
in Ghaziabad had convicted the couple in the case on November 26, 2013, and awarded them life sentence the next day.
While the high court is likely to decide the fate of the Talwars in this high-profile case today, we look at the timeline of events in the Aarushi
Talwar double murder case since 2008 leading up to now:
May 16: Aarushi
Talwar, 14, daughter of a dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur, is found dead with her throat slit in her bedroom at their Noida home. The family’s missing domestic help, Hemraj, becomes the prime suspect.
May 17: Hemraj
is found dead on the terrace of the Talwars’ flat. The door of the terrace is found to be locked from inside.
May 18: Noida police’s preliminary investigation suggests the murders were conducted with surgical precision. An inside job is suspected.
May 23: Investigating agencies suspect a case of honour killing. Rajesh Talwar
is arrested for the double murder.
May 31: The Noida Police hands over the case to CBI.
June 13: Rajesh Talwar's compounder Krishna is arrested. The domestic help of Rajesh Talwar’s friend and his neighbours are called for questioning.
July 12: Ghaziabad court gives bail to Rajesh Talwar
after CBI fails to provide evidence. CBI calls it a “blind case”.
September: Forensic reports show most of the evidence taken from the crime scene were tampered with.
January 5: CBI seeks the court’s permission for a narco test on the Talwar couple.
December 29: CBI files a closure report citing “insufficient evidence.” Rajesh Talwar
remains prime suspects, but there is not enough evidence against him.
January 25: Rajesh Talwar
is attacked by one Utsav Sharma in the Ghaziabad court premises, suffers grievous injuries.
February 9: Ghaziabad court rejects CBI’s closure report. Court summons Rajesh and Nupur Talwar
to face charges of murders.
March 18: The Allahabad HC dismisses the Talwars’ plea to quash the summons.
March 19: The couple approaches the Supreme Court.
January: The Supreme Court dismisses Talwars’ plea and allows the trial to proceed. SC allows the bail granted by the lower court to Rajesh Talwar.
March: CBI argues in court for the cancellation of Rajesh Talwar’s bail.
October: Final arguments begin in the court of Special Judge S Lal