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.
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.