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Jessica Lall murder: Manu Sharma seeks parole to give exams

India TV News Desk 11 Jun 2014, 20:29:26 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought a response from the city police on the parole plea of Siddharth Vashisht alias Manu Sharma, who is undergoing life term for killing Jessica Lall in 1999, to appear for his exams in post-graduation in Human Rights.

The exams are likely to commence from June 19. A vacation bench of Justice Gita Mittal issued a notice to the city police, seeking its response by June 16. The court also said Sharma should have moved the court earlier.

In response to this, Sharma's counsel submitted a representation was moved before Delhi government on May 14 but its rejection was communicated to him only on June 6 after which the high court was approached with the plea.

Sharma, son of former Union Minister Venod Sharma, was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing ramp model Jessica Lall in 1999.

Reversing the trial court's acquittal order, the Delhi High Court awarded life sentence to him in December, 2006 in the murder case and the Supreme Court had upheld the high court order against him in April, 2010.

Lall 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 locality.