New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) After the office of Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal approved the release of Manu Sharma, the convict in the Jessica Lal murder case, who was serving a life sentence, the sister of Jessica Lal, Sabrina, told the media that she had no “objection” on his release and hoped that he reformed as a person .
Sabrina, along with her father, has fought a long battle to get Manu Sharma convicted.
The LG office has “clarified” that the LG had concurred with the recommendations of the Sentence Review Board (SRB) on May 21 as approved by the Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Kumar Jain to release 19 prisoners, including Siddhartha Vashishta, alias Manu Sharma, as covered under the guidelines of the provisions of the CrPC and the prison rules.
The decision was communicated by the Home Department to prisons on May 25 and Manu Sharma was released from prison on June 1, the LG office said.
“The facts of the case are that Siddhartha Vashishtha… was undergoing life imprisonment… The convict had undergone imprisonment of 16 years, 11 months and 24 days in actual and 23 years, four months and 22 days with remission,” the LG office said.
The Case was evaluated by the SRB as per guidelines dated July 16, 2004 and Delhi Prison Rules, 2018.
The statement said that keeping in mind the recommendations of the board, guidelines, rules and court orders in the matter, the LG concurred with the recommendations of SRB for the release of 19 life convicts, including Manu Sharma.