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Acquitted by HC, RK Sharma wants job back

india Updated: Nov 05, 2011 01:37 IST
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After his recent acquittal by the Delhi high court in the Shivani Bhatnagar murder case, IPS officer RK Sharma now wants his job back.

Sharma, who sought his reinstatement in a communication to union home secretary RK Singh, told HT on Friday that since he was sacked from service following his conviction by a lower court, he should be taken back now as the high court had acquitted him.

On January 23, 1999, Bhatnagar, a journalist with Indian Express, was found murdered in her east Delhi apartment. Sharma, who was Haryana’s inspector-general (prisons) then, was named prime accused.

In 2008, a trial court convicted him in the murder case. On October 12 this year, the high court reversed the conviction, citing lack of evidence.