Shivani Bhatnagar murder: Life term for Sharma, three others

March 24th, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) A city court Monday sentenced to life the former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer R.K. Sharma and three others convicted in the 1999 murder of journalist Shivani Bhatnagar. Additional Sessions Judge Rajendra Kumar Shastri also imposed a fine of Rs.20,000 on Sharma, the main accused.

Sharma’s henchmen Pradeep Sharma, Sri Bhagwan and Satya Prakash would have to pay fines of Rs.10,000 each besides undergoing life imprisonment, the court ruled.

The four were last week found guilty of murder and hatching a criminal conspiracy under the Indian Penal Code for the murder of the Indian Express journalist at her east Delhi home on Jan 23, 1999.

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