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Jessica murder caseThe Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted 15 days’ parole to Manu Sharma to appear for his post-graduate examination in human rights.Manu Sharma is serving a life term in the Jessica Lal murder case.

Justice Sunita Gupta allowed Sharma’s plea seeking parole for appearing in the examination and said he should not leave the capital during his parole period effective from the date of his release.

“The petitioner (Sharma) is granted parole for a period of 15 days on the condition that he shall take his second year examination for the course in question,” the court said in its order released on Tuesday.

The court had on Monday reserved its order on the plea.

Sharma’s counsel told the court the examination will begin on June 19.

Manu Sharma shot dead 34-year-old Jessica Lal, who was working as a celebrity waitress at the Tamarind Court restaurant of socialite Bina Ramani in south Delhi’s Mehrauli area on April 29, 1999, after she refused to serve him a drink.

Sharma was sentenced to life imprisonment by the high court in December 2006. The life term was upheld by the Supreme Court.

Delhi Police had opposed Sharma’s parole plea saying his conduct was not satisfactory when he was granted parole in 2009.

(Source: PTI)

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