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Manu sharma ups ante against cops

Manu Sharma, life convict in the Jessica Lall murder case, on Thursday accused Delhi Police of deliberately keeping out independent witnesses from the list of high-profile guests present at the party on the night of the murder.

delhi Updated: Jan 22, 2010 01:02 IST
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Manu Sharma, life convict in the Jessica Lall murder case, on Thursday accused Delhi Police of deliberately keeping out independent witnesses from the list of high-profile guests present at the party on the night of the murder.

Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani, appearing for Sharma, said: “There were high-profile guests in the party but the prosecution did not come out with independent witnesses.”

He argued the Delhi Police either adopted delaying tactics in recording the statements of high-profile people present during the party or used coercive method to obtain testimony from people working in the party to suit its theory in the case.

“And there were no independent witnesses,” he said while narrating the sequence in which the police recorded the statements after the incident.

Jethmalani added the police did not record the statement of Bina Ramani’s daughter, Malini, despite fashion designer, Rohit Bal, claiming that she had come out of the bar informing

the guests about the shooting incident.