Tandoor case convict granted parole to visit ailing mother
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Last Updated: Thursday, August 26, 2010, 00:24
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today granted seven hour custody parole to former Delhi Pradesh Youth Congress president Sushil Sharma, sentenced to death for brutally killing his wife Naina Sahani 15 years ago, to attend to his ailing mother.

Justice Hima Kohli in an order denied parole for three months but allowed Sharma to visit his ailing mother only for once a week before the doctors fixed her operation at Jaipur Golden hospital.

She said the convict will be taken in the custody of policemen and will be allowed to spend time with his mother from 10 am to 5 pm in the evening and immediately after his return the jail authorities were to be informed.

Filing the petition, Sharma sought the court's order setting aside the Ministry of Home and NCT government's dismissal of his application for parole on June 1.

Sharma said he has been in judicial custody for the past 15 years and was not able to attend his parents who are old and suffering from various ailments.

He said his mother, 68, recently suffered a heart attack and his father, 76, suffered from old-age problems.

On February 17, the Delhi High Court had upheld the trial court's judgement of 2003, awarding death sentence to Sharma for killing his wife Naina Sahani, former general secretary of Delhi Mahila Congress, in 1995. Sharma had killed Sahani, cut her body into pieces and then tried to burn them in a tandoor in a restaurant on Ashoka Road.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, August 26, 2010, 00:24

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