The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday moved the Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court’s decision to acquit Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar of the murder of their daughter Aarushi and employee Hemraj.

In January, the Law Ministry had granted the CBI permission to challenge Rajesh and Nupur Talwar’s acquittal in the 2008 twin murder cases. The ministry had advised the agency to file a special leave petition in the Supreme Court. Hemraj’s wife had also moved the top court in December.

The Allahabad High Court had pronounced its verdict in October after pointing to loopholes in the CBI’s investigation. The Talwars were released from Dasna jail in Ghaziabad a few days later.

On May 16, 2008, Aarushi Talwar was found murdered inside her bedroom in the Talwars’ flat in Noida. The police initially suspected Hemraj of being the murderer, but found his decomposed body inside a locked room on the terrace a day later. The police then began to suspect the Talwars and said Rajesh Talwar had murdered the two after finding them in an “objectionable” position.