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Jessica Lal case: Gill moves bail application

December 19, 2006 15:24 IST

A day after his conviction in the Jessica Lal murder case, Amardeep Singh Gill on Tuesday moved an application in the High Court seeking bail.

Gill's plea for bail is likely to be heard on Wednesday by the Division Bench of Justice R S Sodhi and Justice P K Bhasin.

The Bench convicted Gill and Vikas Yadav on Monday for destructing evidence, besides holding prime accused Manu Sharma guilty of murdering the model in 1999.

The court said both Yadav and Gill had removed the black Tata Safari car, which Manu had abandoned in the parking area after shooting Jessica at Tamarind Court restaurant on the intervening night of April 29-30,1999.

Gill and Yadav were held guilty by the Bench under Sections 201 (destruction of evidence) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.

In the bail application, Gill stated that all the offences under these sections are bailable and he is entitled to be granted bail. He also stated that he has two school-going children and an aged parent at home.

"I am the only bread earner in the family," he said in the bail application and sought the court to consider his conduct and past record since the beging of this case.

The court also fixed Wednesday to hear the arguments from both prosecution and defence on the quantum of sentence. Jessica Lal was shot dead after she had refused to serve a drink to Manu Sharma at a party.

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