Jessica Lal murder convict Manu Sharma seeks premature release; Delhi HC asks Arvind Kejriwal govt to respond
Jessica Lal murder convict Manu Sharma, who has spent about 17 years in jail, has sought premature release and the Delhi High Court Friday asked the Delhi government to respond to his plea
The Sentence Review Board (SRB) of the Delhi government also rejected the application of Sushil Sharma, sentenced in the infamous Tandoor murder case.
Jessica Lall murder: Sabrina Lall says 'forgiven' man who shot sister, has no objection to his early release from prison
Nearly two decades after the death of model Jessica Lal, her sister Sabrina Lal said that she has forgiven Siddhartha Vashishta, also known as Manu Sharma, who was convicted for Jessica's murder and has no objection to his release from Tihar Jail
Lal was shot dead by Sharma after she had refused to serve him liquor at the Tamarind Court restaurant owned by socialite Bina Ramani at Qutub Colonnade in south Delhi's Mehrauli.
Why do I feel Sharma shouldn’t get parole? The obvious reason is that if you took away a person’s right to life, you have no right to live a free life for whatever reason.
A vacation bench of Justice Sunita Gupta granted parole to 36-year-old Sharma on the condition that he shall furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 with one surety, for the like amount, who shall be a family member.
The court, in its verdict, noted that Munshi first identified Manu Sharma as the culprit who fired at Lall but later took a U-turn saying Sharma did not demand liquor from slain model-turned bartender Jessica.
A bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and G P Mittal absolved several out of the 17 witnesses holding "they had not resiled from a sworn testimony".
The Delhi High Court today ordered prosecution of two witnesses including Bollywood actor Shyan Munshi for turning hostile during the Jessica Lal murder case trial. Here's the chronology of events.