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Powerful motive behind Jessica's killing: Jethmalani
November 09, 2006 18:45 IST
Senior counsel Ram Jethmalani, defending Jessica Lal murder prime accused Manu Sharma, submitted before the Delhi High Court on Thursday that the model was not killed because she had refused to serve the accused a drink but by someone who had a 'much more powerful motive.'
Appearing before the Division bench comprising Justices R S Sodhi and P K Bhasin, he claimed that so far in the trial, the truth had been suppressed and said he would conclude, by the next hearing, his argument over the clinching theory of two weapons, which had won Manu acquittal in the trial court.
Jethmalani had claimed on Wednesday he could prove that the model was shot dead by someone else and not Manu Sharma. He claimed that a Sikh man was the actual killer and that he would reveal his identity soon.