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Legal | SC upholds conviction in Jessica Lall case

Legal | SC upholds conviction in Jessica Lall case
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First Published: Mon, Apr 19 2010. 11 53 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Apr 19 2010. 11 53 PM IST
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the conviction and life imprisonment of Manu Sharma, the son of former minister Venod Sharma, for the 1999 murder of model Jessica Lall in New Delhi.
Sharma was convicted in December 2006 by the Delhi high court for shooting Lall, who was tending the bar at a party on the night of 29 April 1999. Sharma fired at Lall after she refused to serve him liquor because the bar was closed.
A bench headed by P. Sathasivam dismissed Sharma’s appeal challenging his conviction and sentence. “The appeal is dismissed and crime has been proved without any doubt,” Sathasivam said while passing judgement.
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First Published: Mon, Apr 19 2010. 11 53 PM IST