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Acquitted by HC, RK Sharma wants job back

india Updated: Nov 05, 2011 01:37 IST
HT Correspondent

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.