Manu Sharma granted parole, barred from nightclubs

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court Wednesday granted parole to Manu Sharma, who is serving a life sentence here for killing ramp model Jessica Lall, to attend his brother’s marriage for five days.

However, the court barred him from visiting nightclubs and discotheques.

Justice V.K. Shali said: “He is allowed to attend his brother’s marriage which will be beginning from Nov 21 and will end on Nov 25.”

However, Shali said Sharma cannot visit any discotheque or nightclubs and nor can he cross Ambala, Chandigarh and Karnal, where the marriage ceremonies and other related functions are slated to be held.

Parole is the temporary release of a convict from prison before the end of his sentence, subject to certain conditions.

The court also asked him to furnish a personal bond and surety amount of Rs.50,000 each.

Lall was shot dead by Sharma at the Tamarind Court restaurant owned by socialite Bina Ramani in south Delhi’s Mehrauli area. Sharma was awarded life imprisonment by the high court in December 2006 for the murder of Lall in 1999. The life term was upheld by the Supreme Court last year.

In the past, Sharma had got into a brawl with former Delhi police commissioner Y.S. Dadwal’s son at a bar while he was out on parole.

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  1. says: Gaurav passy

    Parole is the right of each convict as per Supreme Court of India. Every convict must be released for one month in a year, during his sentence. Last year (2010-11) 2000 convicts out of 2500 were given parole or interim bail. If we talk about Siddhartha Vashishta AKA Manu Sharma, no brawl ever took place in Manu’s last parole, neither did any case got registered against him nor did anyone complain about any misbehaviour from his end during that period. Are 5 star hotels an illegal place where one should not go? Manu Sharma clearly stated in his last application that he wanted to meet his mother not that she was ill. His application distinctly said that his grandmother passed away a year ago and he needs to perform Pind Dan. Siddhartha Vashishta AKA Manu Sharma has done some great work while in jail for other inmates and the jail factory, try and find out more about Siddhartha Vashishta Charitable Trust, an NGO being run by his mother and brother on his name, which has helped more than 200 inmates family and provided education to 250 children. Going out for parole is not a crime just because he hails from a political family while other inmates enjoy the right to stay with their family for one month every year during their captivity period. Try to change your view, after all is he also human.

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