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Tandoor murder case: Sushil Sharma convicted

Ehtasham Khan in New Delhi | November 03, 2003 15:50 IST
Last Updated: November 03, 2003 20:37 IST

A Delhi court on Monday held former Youth Congress leader Sushil Sharma guilty of killing his wife Naina Sahni and burning her body in the tandoor (oven) of Baghiya Restaurant at the ITDC-owned Ashok Yatri Niwas on July 2, 1995.

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The restaurant's manager Keshav Kumar was acquitted of the murder charge (section 302) but was found guilty of helping Sharma destroy the evidence. Both Sharma and Kumar were convicted under section 120 for destruction of evidence.

Additional Sessions Judge G P Thareja however acquitted Jai Prakash Pehlwaan, Rishi Raj Rathi and Ram Prakash Sachdeva, who were accused of harbouring Sharma, for want of evidence.

He also directed the chief metropolitan magistrate to prosecute senior IAS officer D K Rao, the then Resident Commissioner of Gujarat Bhawan for allegedly harbouring Sharma after the gruesome murder.

All the accused were present in the court when Thareja read out the verdict. Arguments on the quantum of sentence would be heard on November 5.

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Sub: justice--at last

While it is wonderful that after dragging the case for almost a decade, the foul man sushil sharma has been convicted, you haven't given details ...

Posted by vimlaksh gautam

Sub: Justice done

Even though the case took lot of time yet Justice is Done. This should be any eye opener for every politican.

Posted by bvmuralidhar

Sub: tandoor

the murder took place in 1995, today fag end of 2003 the the case is in 1/2the stage.I hope the case is not yet over.I ...

Posted by ramamurthy

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we hope the judgment makes an outstanding example of justice and a deterrant 2 all aberrant minds

Posted by bbmistry

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Too early for any comments as there are appeal provisions!

Posted by subbu


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