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The Delhi High Court Wednesday granted parole to Manu Sharma, who is serving a life sentence here for killing ramp model Jessica Lall, to attend his brother’s marriage for five days.

However, the court barred him from visiting nightclubs and discotheques.

Justice V.K. Shali said: “He is allowed to attend his brother’s marriage which will be beginning from Nov 21 and will end on Nov 25.”

However, Shali said Sharma cannot visit any discotheque or nightclubs and nor can he cross Ambala, Chandigarh and Karnal, where the marriage ceremonies and other related functions are slated to be held.

Parole is the temporary release of a convict from prison before the end of his sentence, subject to certain conditions.

The court also asked him to furnish a personal bond and surety amount of Rs.50,000 each.

Lall was shot dead by Sharma at the Tamarind Court restaurant owned by socialite Bina Ramani in south Delhi’s Mehrauli area. Sharma was awarded life imprisonment by the high court in December 2006 for the murder of Lall in 1999. The life term was upheld by the Supreme Court last year.

In the past, Sharma had got into a brawl with former Delhi police commissioner Y.S. Dadwal’s son at a bar while he was out on parole.


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