Manu Sharma parole: Delhi govt seeks assistance of Solicitor General of India
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 22:27
New Delhi: Delhi Government has sought assistance of Solicitor General of India Gopal Subrahmanium in the Delhi High Court's hearing relating to the case of granting parole to Jessica Lal murder case convict Manu Sharma.

"We have requested the Solicitor General of India to appear for us in the hearing and he has agreed to it," a senior official of Delhi Government told a news agency.

The Delhi High Court yesterday came down heavily on the city government for giving preferential treatment to Sharma in granting parole while neglecting such pleas of "poor" people languishing in jail for years.

Sources said Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit held a meeting with Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta and Principal Secretary (Home) J S Patnaik to discuss the issue.

The court directed the government to take an unbiased approach while dealing with parole pleas and asked it to decide all the 98 pending parole applications within a month.

Sharma was released from jail on parole on September 22 but he returned to Tihar jail on November 10 before expiry of his two-month parole following mounting criticism that he violated norms under which he was granted the benefit by the Delhi Government.


First Published: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 22:27

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