Shivani Bhatnagar murder convict moves high court

April 22nd, 2008 - 10:06 pm ICT by admin  


New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Pradeep Sharma, one of the four convicted in the 1999 murder of journalist Shivani Bhatnagar, Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court challenging the life term awarded to him by a trial court last month. Pradeep, along with former top cop R.K.Sharma and two others, was held guilty of the murder of Shivani Bhatnagar, an Indian Express scribe, on Jan 23, 1999.

Pradeep Sharma filed the appeal through his counsel D. B. Goswami stating that the lower court was not clear about the motive of the crime. He held Indian Police Service (IPS) officer R.K.Sharma as the chief conspirator in the case.

Sharma contended that the trial court had ignored the evidence that as per the prosecution, he had left Shivani’s house at 3.10 p.m., which was before the incident occurred as stated in the police complaint. The First Information Report stated that the murder took place at 3.50 p.m.

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