May 13, 2020 04:08 PM

New Delhi/Chandigarh (Face2News)

Jasica Lall (File)
Murder convict of Jasicall Lal murder case in 1999, Manu Sharma S/o of Ex Minister Mr.Vinod Sharma of Chandigarh, likely to release premature..Manu Sharma is presently on parole. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in the year 2006 in murder of Delhi Model Jassica Lall in the year 1999. Manu Sharma shot dead Jasica Lal in the restaurant of Ramani on a little dispute to serve liquor. The Sister of Jasica Lall, Ms. Sabrina already pardoned Manu Sharma.

The wife of Manu Sharma had also filed petition to release her husband on humanitarian grounds.

Sources said Delhi Board under the chairman of Cabinet Minister of kejriwal Govt. Mr. Satyender Jain has recommended to release Manu Sharma. Sources said the board took the decision in a meeting held on Monday. The board recommended the release of 21 other prisoners also.

However, the board’s recommendations will have to be approved by L-G Anil Baijal before they can be enforced. Sharma is among prisoners currently out on parole as part of measures to decongest jails to ensure social distancing among prisoners.

Manu Sharma
Sabrina Lall
A Delhi government spokesperson said over 1,000 people have been released on parole and 22/37 examined cases were recommended for premature release based on merit. “All 22 cases were fit for release based on the prescribed criteria,” said the spokesperson.

Sharma’s case has come up for review multiple times since 2017, only to be rejected. The sentence review board is chaired by the Delhi Home Minister. Director General (Prisons), Principal Secretary (Home), Principal Secretary (Law), Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), the government’s chief probation officer and a district judge are also part of the committee.

An application for remission is considered only when a life convict has spent 14 years in jail. The board takes into account several factors such as conduct of the prisoner in jail, whether crime was premeditated or a spur of the moment act, nature and gravity of crime, propensity for committing crime, prospects of post release rehabilitation etc.In 2018, Jesicca Lal’s sister Sabrina Lal had written to Tihar Jail authorities stating that she has no objections to Sharma’s release.

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