In a major setback for Nupur Talwar, a special CBI court on Monday quashed her bail application and sent her to judicial custody in connection to her daughter Aarushi and house help Hemraj double murder case.
Minutes after Nupur surrendered in a Ghaziabad court, her lawyer moved a bail plea, which was strongly opposed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Nupur moved a bail application under CrCPC Section 437, which sought bail on the grounds of woman. In Nupur's petition, she also mentioned that she is enduring a high level of stress and trauma as her daughter got killed.
Further, she assured that she would attend all the court hearings without skipping and will not leave out of Delhi, without prior permission or information.
However, the magistrate court refused to buy the arguments of Nupur's lawyer and declined her bail application. A CBI bench said that she has been evading arrest and skipping the court proceedings, despite having serious charges against her.
The CBI also strongly opposed in its response to Nupur's bail application on Monday.
Earlier, the CBI in the Supreme Court alleged that Nupur "misusing the law" by filing several applications in various courts, hindering the investigating process.
After the court order, Nupur was immediately taken into custody by probing authorities and she will be lodged in Dasna Jail in Ghaziabad.
The Supreme Court last Friday directed Nupur Talwar to surrender before CBI court, while refusing to order a stay on non-bailable warrant against her. However, it allowed her to move for bail in magistrate court, which would be heard on the same day.
While quashing her petition for bail, the apex court also denied her to protect her from any arrest after she surrenders.
Meanwhile, another petition by Nupur and Rajesh Talwar pleading to exempt them from facing trials, has been adjourned till Friday.
Rajesh Talwar, father of Aarushi, is another suspect in the case. However, he is out on bail till May 7. His bail has been challenged by the investigating sleuths.
On April 18, a CBI court trying the Aarushi case issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Nupur as she did not show up for the hearing. However, the CBI could not take her into custody as she disappeared without a trace when the officials raided her residences in Ghaziabad and New Delhi.
After giving the slip to the CBI officials, Nupur moved the Supreme Court against the non-bailable warrant, following which the CBI was directed to refrain from arresting Nupur until a SC bench could hear her plea seeking an anticipatory bail and stay on non-bailable warrant.
Aarushi, 14, was found dead in her bedroom at her residence in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, with her throat slit. Hours later, another dead body was found on the terrace, which was identified as that of the domestic help Hemraj.
The double murder case was handed over to the CBI. The agency suspects that the parents of the girl are the main perpetrators of the crime.