"We always knew they were not guilty", Aarushi's maternal grandfather B.G. Chitnis said.
After spending nearly two months in jail, Rajesh Talwar got bail on July 12, 2008.
The high court verdict today ends a nine-year ordeal of the parents who were found guilty of murdering 14-year-old Aarushi by a CBI court.
Another weird theory stated that the Talwars murdered their 14-year-old daughter after they caught Aarushi and Hemraj in a "compromising position".
The accusations enraged the Talwars and friends, who accused the police of framing the dentist couple in order to cover up a botched investigation.
While passing the order, the court reversed the verdict of the CBI court which had convicted the Talwars.
# The dentist couple is likely to walk out of the Dasna jail by Friday.
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"The couple was very happy.they said that justice had been done to them finally, " said an official of the Dasna jail in Ghaziabad, where the couple were now lodged. A series of lapses marked the investigation, both when it was handled originally by the Noida police and then by the CBI.
It was initially suspected that house help Hemraj had killed Aarushi.
India has been riveted by the case ever since the first details of the double murder in the affluent New Delhi suburb of Noida emerged. The Talwars were serving their sentence in Ghaziabad's Dasna jail. Two separate CBI teams reached opposing conclusions. Rajesh Talwar got angry and kiled Aarushi accidentally. The three men were let go after the CBI failed to chargesheet them. This one was had to file a "closure report" in court, as investigators said they didn't have enough evidence to charge anyone for the murders.
The benefit of the doubt, which came to the couple's aide, was present in the case from Day One, but was neglected by all authorities, be it the trial court, the Uttar Pradesh Police or the CBI, which gave contradictory versions on the case.
Singh was Director of the CBI for two years starting 2010, when the agency made the controversial disclosure in court that it believed Rajesh Talwar killed Aarushi but could not prove it and wanted to close the case.
The Talwars had challenged the CBI court's verdict in the Allahabad High Court, following which the division bench had reserved judgment a month ago. The interest even resulted in the critically acclaimed film, Talvar, which was distributed by Junglee Pictures and produced by Vineet Jain and Vishal Bhardwaj.