Convict Manu Sharma given parole

The Delhi high court on Wednesday granted parole to Jessica Lal murder convict Manu Shamra for five days. The parole is limited to Karnal, Chandigarh and Haryana.

The court had earlier reserved its order on the parole application of Manu Sharma, who is serving a life sentence here for killing ramp model Jessica Lall in 1999. He wants to attend his brother’s marriage.

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

Delhi Police counsel Pawan Sharma did not oppose Sharma’s parole, but told Justice V.K. Shali that they had no objection if he gave an undertaking to the court that he would not leave Karnal and Ambala where the marriage ceremony and the reception were slated to be held Nov 22 and Nov 24, respectively.

Taking note of police submission, Justice Shali reserved the order saying it will pronounce its judgement Nov 16.

Earlier this month, while issuing notice to the police, Justice Shali referred to Manu Sharma’s conduct while on parole, saying that on earlier occasions he visited discotheques, violating the parole conditions.

Sharma’s counsel told the court that according to the guidelines for granting parole, the conduct of only past one year had to be considered.

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