Manu Sharma, serving life sentence for the murder of model Jessica Lall, may be allowed parole to attend his brother’s marriage and related functions on the third week of this month.
But only on an undertaking that he would not leave limits of Karnal and Ambala where the two key ceremonies are scheduled to be held. This is the condition imposed by the Delhi Police before the Delhi high court.
Police counsel Pawan Sharma had earlier opposed the parole plea in view of his earlier bad conduct while released on parole two years ago.
Manu, released on parole from Tihar Jail on September 22, 2009 to be with his sick mother, was spotted in a discotheque of a hotel in the Capital and was involved in a brawl on the night of November 6 after an extension of his parole.
Following an uproar during which the state government came under severe criticism, he was forced to put an early end to his parole, surrender and return to the Tihar Jail four days later.
Appearing for Manu, senior counsel Ram Jethmalani sought parole for him asserting that visiting discotheque when out on parole is not illegal and not a crime.