27 January, 2021

Jess Will Have No Justice

Jess Will Have No Justice
After a seven-year-long battle, Sabrina Lall realised it had all been futile. The nine accused in the murder of her sister, model Jessica Lall, walked free after a Delhi sessions court acquitted them. The main accused, Manu Sharma, is the son of Congress leader and Haryana minister Venod Sharma. Among the others acquitted is Vikas Yadav, son of Ghaziabad don and ex-Rajya Sabha MP from UP, D.P. Yadav. Vikas is the main accused in another murder, that of business executive Nitish Katara (who was apparently in a relationship with his sister Bharti).

"Money and muscle power won at the end of the day," a helpless Sabrina said. After Jessica’s murder on April 29, 1999, at socialite Bina Ramani’s South Delhi restaurant Tamarind Court, she has seen the case collapse bit by bit. All key witnesses turned hostile and the investigation has come under the scanner. Jessica, filling as a bartender, was shot dead, allegedly by Manu Sharma, after she refused him a drink. Incidentally, the restaurant did not have...



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