Trial court judge who convicted Talwars acted ‘like film director’ said Allahabad High Court

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Trial court judge who convicted Talwars acted ‘like film director’ said Allahabad High Court

The Allahabad high court which on Thursday acquitted dentist couple Dr Nupur and Dr Rajesh Talwar in the sensational Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case ticked off the trial court judge for having “prejudged things” and acting “like a film director”.

The Talwars were sentenced to life imprisonment in November, 2013 for the murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in May 2008. On Thursday, the Allahabad high court set aside the trial court order delivered by judge Shyam Lal who has since now retired.

In his comments in the judgement, Justice Arvind Kumar Mishra of the Allahabad high court said that some reflection were needed on the style and approach of the trial Judge who convicted and sentence the Talwar couple.

“The learned trial Judge has prejudged things in his own fashion, drawn conclusion by embarking on erroneous analogy conjecturing to the brim on apparent facts telling a different story propelled by vitriolic reasoning (sic),” the court order said.

“The learned trial Judge took evidence and the circumstances of the case for granted and tried to solve it like a mathematical puzzle when one solves a given question and then takes something for granted in order to solve that puzzle and question (sic),” the court further said.