Speaking to ANI, Maurya said, "They both got the information through news that they have been acquitted. They are very happy and said that they have got justice. We don't know when the copy of the verdict will reach the jail but as soon as we get the copy we will follow the verdict of the High Court. There was a bit of anxiety and stress as it was a big day but now they are relaxed".
The order, however, failed to bring a closure to the case and the public opinion remained divided, even after years of the conviction.
A High Court bench, comprising Justice B.K. Narayana and Justice A.K. Mishra, had reserved its verdict, in September, in the appeal filed by Aarushi's parents, who were sentenced to life in jail. (ANI)