JESSICA LALL VERDICT

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    Mehmood Khan grew up in Mewat, Haryana, one of the most backward districts in the country. Hard work and native intelligence took him to London, headquarters to consumer products giant Unilever, where he was head of global innovation. While there, he decided to use his network and business skills to...
  • SC rejects Manu Sharma bail plea in Jessica case November 27, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to grant interim bail to Manu Sharma, undergoing life term in Tihar jail on charges of killing model Jessica Lall in April 1999. A bench, comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, Justices R V Raveendran and J M Panchal, however, fixed January 22...
  • Jessica Lall case: Delhi police rift out in open August 4, 2007

    New Delhi: On December 18, 2006 was touted as a victory of Peoples power because it was on that day that the Delhi High Court convicted Manu Sharma for killing Jessica Lall. The court at the same time talked tough on the alleged lapses of the investigating officers. But eight...
  • Jessica Lall case: Why court is miffed with Delhi Police July 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The Jessica Lall murder case once again put Delhi Police in the line of fire on Wednesday. The Delhi High Court severely criticised the Special Investigation Team of Delhi Police for its report on the murder case. Questioning the impartiality of the police force, the High Court observed...
  • Jessica probe report a rotten piece of paper: HC July 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday came down heavily on the Delhi Police's Special Investigation Team for its report on the Jessica Lall murder case and questioned its impartiality in the way it probed the case. The court described the Special Investigation Team's probe as a "waste of paper,...
  • Jessica's murder remains a puzzle April 29, 2007

    New Delhi: Eight years ago, on April 29, Jessica Lall was shot dead by Manu Sharma. The incident was as dramatic as the twists and turns that followed in the lower court and then the Delhi High Court. But Jessica Lall today has become more than just a victim. The...
  • HC defers Shayan Munshi hearing April 27, 2007

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has deferred Shayan Munshi's case till July 27. The decision came after the Bollywood actor asked the court for some more time on the matter. Shayan Munshi is the main witness who turned hostile in the Jessica Lall murder case. The court had earlier said...
  • HC to rule on Shayan Munshi today April 27, 2007

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will on Friday decide the fate of Shayan Munshi, the main witness who turned hostile in the Jessica Lall murder case. The court had earlier said action should be taken against Munshi and 18 other witnesses for lying under oath in a court of...
  • HC probes lawyercourt nexus April 26, 2007

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has asked police to probe all cases where there is possible nexus between lawyers and court staff. Justice R S Sodhi of the Delhi High Court on Thursday demanded investigations to find out if there was any "network" existing to destroy the criminal justice...
  • Jessica case: HC cracks whip on lawyers April 23, 2007

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday reserved its order on the fate of Shayan Munshi and 18 other hostile witnesses for changing their statements in the Jessica Lall murder case. Earlier the Delhi police had demanded that the witnesses be tried both for perjury and cheating but the...
  • Shayan Munshi's verdict deferred April 23, 2007

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has reserved its order on actor Shayan Munshi till Friday. Shayan Munshi was one of the key witnesses who turned hostile in the Jessica Lall murder case. The Delhi High Court has asked the police to investigate the nexus between the prosecution lawyer and the...
  • Jessica case: Verdict on Shayan today April 23, 2007

    New Delhi: The Delhi High court will decide the fate of Shayan Munshi the main witness who turned hostile in the Jessica Lall murder case on Monday. The court had earlier asked Munshi and 28 other witnesses why action shouldn't be taken against them for lying under oath in a...
  • Jessica case: Amardeep Gill gets bail April 2, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to Amardeep Singh Gill, Manu Sharma's coaccused in the Jessica Lall murder case, who had earlier been sentenced to four years in prison by the Delhi High Court. Gill had been convicted under Sections 201 (destruction of evidence) and 120B (criminal...
  • 'Manu a victim of media campaign' March 8, 2007

    New Delhi: Manu Sharma, undergoing life term in Tihar jail on charges of killing ramp model Jessica Lall in April 1999, alleged before the Supreme Court on Wednesday that he did not get a fair trial because of the media pressure. "The Delhi High Court judgement was not based upon the...
  • Jessica case next hearing in April March 7, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Delhi Police on a bail plea of former Haryana minister Venod Sharma's son Manu Sharma, undergoing life imprisonment for murdering model Jessica Lall in April 1999. While issuing the notice, a bench headed by Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan admitted Sharma's...
  • SC admits Manu Sharma's bail plea March 7, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday admitted the bail plea of Manu Sharma and Tony Gill, the two convicts in the Jessica Lall murder case, and issued notice to the Delhi Police on the same. The court will hear the bail application in the first week of April. Manu Sharma...
  • Jessica 'botchup' cops get breather February 26, 2007

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday gave temporary relief to police officers who investigated the Jessica Lall murder case in 1999. The court said it convicted the main accused Manu Sharma, Vikas Yadav and Amardeep Singh Gill on the evidence collected by these officers. It said to probe...
  • Manu Sharma seeks bail from SC February 22, 2007

    New Delhi: Manu Sharma, undergoing life term in Tihar jail on charges of killing ramp model Jessica Lall in April 1999, on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking bail. Manu's bail plea came up for hearing before Justice Arijit Pasayat, who directed that it be listed along with convict's appeal against...
  • What makes witnesses turn hostile February 6, 2007

    New Delhi: As key witnesses are turning turtle one by one, in the murder case of MP Professor H S Sabharwal, Prosecution lawyers say they aren't exactly surprised. It is the youth wing of the ruling party that is behind the episode and our value systems, our character being so weak...
  • HC cracks whip on Jessica witnesses February 1, 2007

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued NonBailable Warrant against three of the 31 witnesses who failed to show up to offer an explanation for turning hostile in the Jessica Lall murder case. The court also directed witnesses who were present in the court including modelturnedactor Shayan Munshi...
  • Shayan, 30 others to face HC February 1, 2007

    New Delhi: The Jessica Lall murder case is back in news and after the accused, its the turncoats who are facing the heat from the court. Thirtyone of the 101 witnesses in the case who retracted from their police statement during the murder trial will have to explain their conduct...
  • Vikas Yadav bail plea hearing adjourned January 29, 2007

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Monday adjourned hearing on a bail plea of former Rajya Sabha member DP Yadav's son Vikas Yadav, facing trial for allegedly abducting and killing his sister Bharti Yadav's close friend Nitish Katara. Justice AK Sikri adjourned the matter for Wednesday asking Yadav's counsel Dinesh Mathur...
  • Indian middle class goes Netsavvy January 22, 2007

    The Justice for Jessica campaign, the Priyadarshani Mattoo campaign, CNNIBN's Citizen Journalists, a strong Right To Information campaign India's middle class is up and running, running for reform, running for justice, running for long term change. This is a special series on the rise of middle class activism ...
  • QOTD: Jessica hope for others? December 21, 2006

    New Delhi: The Justice for Jessica Lall campaign was victorious on Wednesday when Manu Sharma, found guilty of murdering the model, was given life imprisonment. Two other accused were given prison sentences too. The Justice for Jessica Lall campaign was a citizens initiative. When a trial court acquitted Manu in February...
  • Justice for Jessica: Neelam Katara December 20, 2006

    New Delhi: Jessica Lalls family has got justice after a long wait and the punishment given to her killer is correct, said Neelam Katara, mother of Nitish Katara who was allegedly murdered by a coaccused in the Jessica case. "Justice has been done and it must bring relief to Sabrina Lall...
  • Manu goes from luxury to prison cell December 20, 2006

    Chandigarh: As the Delhi High Court sentenced Manu Sharma to life imprisonment in the Jessica Lall murder case, it sealed his fate in a dark prison vault. The scion of a billionaire business and political family that is into hotels, sugar mills, orchards and other things, 29yearold Manu (Siddharth) Sharma could...
  • I want Manu to suffer: Sabrina December 20, 2006

    New Delhi: Jessicas sister, Sabrina Lall, the person who had been battling for justice for past eightyears, was satisfied and relieved with Tuesdays judgement sentencing Manu Sharma for life for the murder of her sister. There is a certain amount of closure to the long drawn case. I couldnt have asked...
  • HC pulls up Munshi, other turncoats December 20, 2006

    New Delhi: It was not just Manu Sharma, Vikas Yadav and Amardeep Singh Gill who faced judgement day in the Jessica Lall murder case on Wednesday. The Delhi High Court has also directed the Delhi police to take action against all the 29 witnesses who turned hostile, including smalltime actor...
  • Vikas Yadav, Tony Gill get 4year RI December 20, 2006

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sentenced Vikas Yadav and Amardeep Singh Gill the coaccused in the Jessica Lall murder case to four years rigorous imprisonment each for aiding and abetment of crime. The court also slapped a fine of Rs 2,000 each on the duo. Vikas...
  • Not death, please: Manu's appeal December 20, 2006

    New Delhi: Manu Sharma, found guilty of murdering model Jessica Lall seven years ago, on Wednesday appealed before the Delhi High Court that he must not be given the death sentence, as the crime was did not fall in the category of rarest of rare crimes. Sharma's lawyer R K Nasseem...