Jessica Lal's Killer, Freed From Tihar Jail

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 6/2/2020 7:02:38 PM


Jessica Lal Murder Case: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal signed off on the decision after a recommendation by the Delhi Sentence Review Board, which is a Delhi Government department.
Jessica Lal killer Manu Sharma, serving a life term in one of the most high-profile crimes in the country, has been freed from prison for "satisfactory jail conduct". He was released along with 18 other prisoners from Delhi's Tihar Jail on Monday.
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal signed off on the decision after a recommendation by the Delhi Sentence Review Board, which is a Delhi Government department. The board unanimously recommended freeing Manu Sharma at a meeting last month chaired by Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain.
The 43-year-old, who has spent around 17 years in prison, had been out on parole as part of measures taken by prisons across the country to prevent crowding in the coronavirus crisis.
In November, his lawyer had approached the Delhi high court and said despite a record of good conduct in prison, the board had rejected his release four times.
The son of former union minister Venod Sharma, Manu Sharma was convicted in 2006 for shooting model Jessica Lal after she refused to serve him a drink on April 30, 1999, at a party in Tamarind Court restaurant in Delhi owned by socialite Bina Ramani.

 

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