Jessica Lal

  • Jessica Lal killer Manu Sharma gets 15-day parole for exams June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has allowed 15 days parole for Jessica Lal murder case convict Manu Sharma. Siddharth Vashisht alias Manu Sharma, who is undergoing life term for killing model Jessica Lal in 1999 had sought parole to appear for his post-graduation exams in Human Rights and to...
  • Jessica Lal murder case: Convict Manu Sharma seeks parole for exams June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to police and sought their response on the parole plea of Manu Sharma, who is serving a life term in the Jessica Lal murder case, so that he could sit for post-graduation examinations in human rights. Justice Geeta Mittal asked police...
  • Venod Sharma quits Congress, likely to join HJC March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Union minister and Haryana Congress leader Venod Sharma on Wednesday quit the party and is likely to join the Haryana Janhit Congress of Kuldeep Bishnoi. Sharma, who is currently an MLA from Ambala, has been a close confidant of the state Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Sources close to...
  • Jessica Lal murder: Shayan Munshi gets bail in perjury case December 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Shayan Munshi, who is facing prosecution for allegedly turning hostile in Jessica Lal murder case, has been granted bail by a Delhi court which fixed the matter for February 5 for hearing arguments on the framing of charge. Munshi, who had appeared before the court in...
  • Jessica Lal murder case: Manu Sharma gets parole to write an exam December 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Jessica Lal's murderer Manu Sharma on Wednesday got parole from December 28 to January 5 for appearing in an examination. Siddharth Vashisht alias Manu Sharma, who is undergoing life term for killing model Jessica Lal in 1999, was granted nine days parole by the Delhi High Court to...
  • Jessica Lal murder case: Manu Sharma seeks parole December 13, 2013

    The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the city government and sought a status report from it on Jessica Lal murder convict Manu Sharma's plea for a month's parole to take examinations. Justice Hima Koli asked the Delhi government to file a status report on the issue by December...
  • Jessica Lal murder case: Court summons Shayan Munshi in perjury case October 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Shayan Munshi and a ballistic expert were on Thursday summoned by a Delhi court on complaints seeking their prosecution for turning hostile in the Jessica Lal murder case. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vidya Prakash summoned Munshi and Prem Kumar Manocha for December 18 after taking cognizance of the complaint...
  • Govt mulling to introduce witness protection programme May 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The government is mulling to introduce a witness protection programme based on best international models for guaranteeing anonymity to those who depose in courts against powerful accused in criminal cases. The Home Ministry has sought opinion of the state governments on the move to protect a threatened witness or...
  • Jessica Lal murder: Who are Shayan Munshi and Prem Manocha? May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday ordered prosecution of Bollywood actor Shyan Munshi and ballistic expert Prem Sagar Manocha for turning hostile in the 1999 Jessica Lal murder case, an offence which entails maximum punishment of seven years' imprisonment. Munshi, the complainant and the key witness in the...
  • Jessica Lal case: Who is Shayan Munshi? May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: He could have had a perfect start in his career had he not witnessed one of the most shocking murders that the country ever witnessed. Model turned actor Shayan Munshi was the only one who had seen the perpetrators who killed model Jessica Lal on April 1999....
  • Jessica Lal case: Munshi, Manocha to be tried for perjury May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has decided that a case of perjury will commence against two witnesses, Shayan Munshi and Prem Sagar Manocha in the Jessica Lal murder trial. The rest of the 17 witnesses have been acquitted by the court. The 19 witnesses had turned hostile during the...
  • Jessica Lal murder: HC to decide the fate of hostile witnesses May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: More than two years after reserving its verdict, the Delhi High Court will on Wednesday decide whether to prosecute 19 witnesses including Bollywood actor Shyan Munshi on the charge of perjury for turning hostile during the trial of Jessica Lal murder case. A bench of justices S Ravindra...
  • Delhi Police's U-turn behind Manu Sharma's parole? November 16, 2011

    Manu Sharma, the killer of Jessica Lall, was on Wednesday granted a five-day parole from November 21-25. ...
  • Jessica case: Manu Sharma moves HC for parole November 2, 2011

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the city police stand on a plea for parole by Manu Sharma, who is serving life term in Tihar Jail for killing ramp model Jessica Lall in 1999. Issuing notice to Delhi Police, a bench of Justice VK Shali sought its reply...
  • 'No One Killed Jessica' special with the stars January 8, 2011

    Rajeev Masand in conversation with Rani Mukherjee and Vidya Balan on the 'No One Killed Jessica' special. ...
  • Public gives thumbs up to 'No One Killed Jessica' January 7, 2011

    NOKJ receives positive reaction from public, special appreciation for Rani Mukherjee. ...
  • CNN-IBN @ 5: In conversation with Ram Jethmalani January 8, 2011

    Looking back at Sagarika Ghose's interview with Ram Jethmalani, when he decided to defend Jessica Lal's killer. ...
  • Rani, Vidya get chatty about their upcoming film January 4, 2011

    A CNN-IBN exclusive: Rani Mukherjee and Vidya Balan speak about their new film. ...
  • 'No One Killed Jessica' preview January 3, 2011

    No One Killed Jessica is the first release of the year. It's inspired by the high-profile murder of model Jessica Lall, a crime that rocked the nation 11 years ago. Filmmaker Rajkumar Gupta brings the tragic story on celluloid in his second directorial venture that is releasing Friday. Produced by UTV...
  • Jessica Lal's killer to stay in jail: SC April 19, 2010

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the punishment given to businessman Manu Sharma for murdering model Jessica Lall in 1999. "The prosecution has proved beyond reasonable doubt the presence of Manu Sharma at the site of the offence," said a bench comprising Justices P Sathasivam and Swatanter Kumar while...
  • SC verdict on Jessica case today April 19, 2010

    New Delhi: It’s judgement day yet again in the model Jessica Lall murder case. Prime accused Manu Sharma had challenged his conviction and life sentence awarded by the Delhi High Court but the Supreme Court bench had reserved its verdict and now the apex court will deliver its...
  • New parole guidelines after Manu Sharma fiasco December 10, 2009

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of the controversy of Delhi government’s grant of parole to Jessica Lall murder convict Manu Sharma, the Central Government on Wednesday submitted to Delhi High Court a set of fresh guidelines for granting parole. As per the guidelines, the prisoners involved in heinous crimes and...
  • Debate: Did Manu Sharma cheat the system November 11, 2009

    The murder convict was seen partying after he was granted 2 months parole. ...
  • Jessica Lal murder case: SC rejects Manu's bail plea May 12, 2008

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected bail application of Manu Sharma, who is serving life imprisonment in the Jessica Lal murder case. An apex bench, comprising Justices CK Thakker and DK Jain, delivered the verdict. Pleading for suspension of Manu's sentence, Senior Counsel Ram Jethmalani contended that the High...
  • Jessica's murder remains a puzzle June 25, 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...
  • 3 more 'Jessicas' waiting for justice? June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: The anonymous letter that was sent to Justice R S Sodhi of the Delhi High Court claims that there are three cases similar to Jessica Lall's case waiting for justice, said PTI on Monday. The one-page typed letter sent to the Judge listed three murder cases "very similar" to...
  • Jessica case: HC cracks whip on lawyers June 19, 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 June 19, 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 June 19, 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 'botch-up' 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...