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How Jessica killer’s party was spoilt

It was an altercation with Delhi top cop Y.S. Dadwal’s son that ended Manu Sharma’s night out with friends last Saturday. He returned to Tihar on Tuesday to serve out the rest of his jail term.

delhi Updated: Nov 11, 2009 00:28 IST
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It was an altercation with Delhi top cop Y.S. Dadwal’s son that ended Manu Sharma’s night out with friends last Saturday. He returned to Tihar on Tuesday to serve out the rest of his jail term.

Sharma, whose real name is Sidhartha Vashisht, was out on two-month parole — he is serving a life term for murdering model Jessica Lal — to meet his ailing mother. On Saturday, he went clubbing.

He started the night with friend, exporter Sahil Dhingra, at F bar, a lounge at Hotel Ashok.

Around 2:50 am, Chanakypuri police got a call.

“Manu Sharma, Sahil Dhingra along with four armed guards entered F Bar on Saturday and misbehaved with people including police commissioner Y.S. Dadwal’s son, Pranay Singh Dadwal,” said police spokesman Rajan Bhagat.

By the time the police landed, Dhingra and Sharma had walked across to nearby Hotel Samrat’s nightclub LAP, owned by film actor Arjun Rampal.

There they met up with Samir Thapar, Vice President of JCT Limited. Thapar, however, said, “I do not know Sahil Dhingra or Manu Sharma.”

Soon, the police reached LAP looking for Dhingra, his guards and his friend (the police didn’t know till then this friend was Manu Sharma).

Sharma slipped away through the back door. Dhingra and his guards stayed.

“While we were questioning Dhingra and his gunmen, Tha-par started telling us they were his guests and the police shouldn’t bother them,” said Bhagat.

The police took Thapar and Dhingra and guards into preventive custody and released them later.

Thapar contested the police version. “The police detained me and kept me in jail for 13 hours,” he told Hindustan Times. “I will consult my legal team and sue the Delhi Police.”