Jessica Lall murder case: SC upholds Manu's life sentence
The Supreme Court today upheld prime accused Manu Sharma's conviction and life sentence awarded by the Delhi High Court in the Jessica Lall murder case. The apex court while pronouncing verdict said that Manu's guilt was proved beyond doubt. Timeline of casedelhi Updated: Apr 19, 2010 16:59 IST
The Supreme Court today upheld the conviction and life imprisonment awarded to Manu Sharma, son of senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Venod Sharma, in the 1999 Jessica Lall murder case.
"The prosecution has proved beyond reasonable doubt the presence of Manu Sharma at the site of the offence," a Bench of Justices P Sathasivam and Swatanter Kumar said, upholding the Delhi High Court verdict.
The apex court also upheld the conviction as well as sentence of four years jail term of Vikas Yadav, son of controversial Uttar Pradesh politician D P Yadav and, Amarjeet Singh Gill, an MNC executive, for the destruction of evidence.
"The Delhi High Court has given cogent and adequate reasons for reversal of acquittal given by the trial court," the bench said.
"The presence of accused is proved by ocular evidence of prosecution witnesses," the Bench said while pronouncing the verdict.