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Jessica murder: Delhi cops file fresh case

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | March 06, 2006 16:01 IST
Last Updated: March 06, 2006 17:57 IST

The Delhi police on Monday registered a first information report against those who fudged evidence in the Jessica Lal murder case.

A special team has been set up to investigate the case.

A Delhi court had recently acquitted all those charged with the murder, including prime accused Manu Sharma, son of a Haryana minister.

"We have registered a case under Section 120 of the Indian Penal Code for criminal conspiracy, for destruction of evidence and tempering with the evidence," Paul said.

He also made it clear that the police will also approach the Delhi high court against the acquittal of the nine accused, including prime suspect Manu Sharma by the trail court.

Jessica Lal was murdered on the night of April 29-30, 1999, allegedly by Manu Sharma, when she refused to give him a drink.

According to a senior police official, the fresh probe will not spare anyone and even senior police officers who had investigated the matter earlier could be brought to book.

Jessica's sister Sabrina Lal said she was satisfied with the bold stand taken by the Delhi police chief.

"I hope things move in the right direction and the culprits are made to pay for their crime," Sabrina told

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since delhi police chief has descided to re investigate the case, many of indians will get the hope of justice whoever are following the case ...

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it is not appropriate to criticise judiciary system in the whole incident.The people who stood as witness in this case are to be blamed.The people ...

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God save the King. I hope this time the case will be led to a logical conclusion.

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