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Freedom eludes Charles Sobhraj

world Updated: Jan 13, 2009 19:39 IST
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After a long four-year wait for justice, Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj, convicted for the murder of an American citizen in 1976, Tuesday failed to get a final verdict from the Supreme Court.

In an almost repeat of an earlier Supreme Court verdict, a two-judge bench ruled that a lesser case of a forged passport would be sent back to the district court that had dismissed it six years ago.

The judges the murder trial will resume only after the passport case is decided.

This means it can be anything between five to 10 years before the final verdict is delivered.