The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) challenged the Allahabad High Court's order acquitting the Talwars in the Aarushi Talwar and Hemraj double murder case. The Supreme Court admitted the appeal by the CBI.
The double murders took place in May 2008 in Noida. After taking over the case from the Uttar Pradesh Police, the CBI arrested three suspects who were said to be Hemraj's friends. The investigating agency then named Aarushi's father Rajesh Talwar and later her mother, Nupur Talwar, after which they were arrested. The parents were found guilty and were sentenced to life imprisonment by the Ghaziabad High Court.
In October 2017, the Allahabad High Court acquitted the parents, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar of all charges and they were released from jail. Along with the CBI, a plea was submitted by Hemraj's wife The Supreme Court will hear both the pleas.
During the hearing, the bench of judges comprised of Justices B K Narayana and A K Mishra. In the 273 page order, they said that "suspicion, however, grave it may be, cannot take the place of proof," meaning the circumstance and the evidence were not enough to hold them guilty.