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Tandoor case convict Sushil Sharma to walk free

Delhi High Court on Friday rapped the police for not complying with its order to release on parole former youth Congress leader Sushil Sharma, convicted of killing his wife in the sensational Tandoor murder case, even three days after the direction.

Justice Siddharth Mridul expressed unhappiness over the attitude of the jail authorities that despite court’s orders, Sharma, who was behind the bars for the last 20 years for the murder of his wife Naina Sahni, was not released from jail.

Sharma’s release was assured on Friday after Ajay Chaudhary, OSD to Lieutenant Governor, was asked to appear in court and explain why the court’s order <g data-gr-id="32">was not complied with</g>. On appearance before the court, Chaudhary produced a letter which stated that Sharma will be released on Friday.

The court, however, said that he passed the order and even ensured on September 15 his decision be communicated to Tihar jail <g data-gr-id="21">authorities,</g> so that Sharma walks out that day.

“Tuesday (September 15) was a good <g data-gr-id="29">day, than</g> other days. He (Sharma) should have been released on that day itself,” the judge remarked. The <g data-gr-id="26">non compliance</g> of the court’s order was brought to the court’s attention by the convict’s lawyer, Sumeet Verma. The court had said that till Sharma’s plea seeking remission and premature release was decided by the Sentence Review Board, he will remain out of jail on parole.
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