19 September, 2020

Manuvaad Rules

In hometown Chandigarh, Manu runs quite wild thanks to Papa's clout

Manuvaad Rules
Not many people in Chandigarh are surprised at the acquittal of Manu Sharma, son of Haryana power minister Venod Sharma, because the family’s clout and money power are well known in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. Even now, when the entire country is baying for Manu Sharma’s blood, his associates (and there are plenty in Chandigarh) are reluctant to speak, either due to his political influence, or because they want to steer clear of any trouble Manu could create for them.

Till a few days before the judgement, 29-year-old Manu was seen attending parties in the town, and running his popular disco-cum-pub, Blue Ice, in Chandigarh’s posh Sector 17 market. Apart from the Piccadily hotel and the Piccadily cinema hall in Chandigarh, the family owns four other joints in town, and at least three more in Raipur, Manali and Jammu, besides a host of other properties and businesses in the region. Soon after the verdict in his favour, Manu and his father went to Vaishno Devi in Jammu. But ever since the public outcry against Manu’s acquittal, the duo is lying low, to the extent that...



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