The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the Delhi Police’s stand on Manu Sharma’s plea for parole.
Sharma is serving a life sentence in Tihar Jail for killing ramp model Jessica Lall in 1999.
Parole is a temporary release of a convict from prison prior to the end of his sentence, subject to certain conditions.
Issuing a notice to the Delhi Police, a bench of Justice VK Shali sought its reply within a week on Sharma’s plea for parole to attend his brother’s marriage and related functions between November 10 and 21.
Significantly, the court also said that he had visited discotheques, violating the parole conditions on an earlier occasion.
The bench, however, issued a notice after his counsel argued that according to the guidelines for granting parole, the conduct of only the past year is to be considered. The court, however, posted the matter for next hearing on November 14 and declined Sharma's plea for an early date.