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R.S. Sodhi

Explain Hostility

Dec 20, 2006 R.S. Sodhi

The High Court takes grave exception to as many as 32 witnesses including three eye witnesses of the Jessical Lall murder and asks them to explain why they should not be prosecuted under Section 340 Cr.P.C

Life For Death

Dec 20, 2006 R.S. Sodhi

Manu Sharma gets life sentence—'though this case is one that has shocked the confidence of the society in the criminal delivery system— while Vikas Yadav and Amardeep Singh Gill are sentenced to four years of rigorous imprisonment each


'Manu Sharma Guilty ... For The Murder Of Jessica Lal'

Part 11 of 11 of the High Court Judgement: 'Manu Sharma guilty under Section 302 IPC for the murder of Jessica Lal as also under Section 27 Arms Act and Section 201/120B IPC, we also hold Amardeep Singh Gill and Vikas Yadav guilty for the offe

Corroborating Evidence

Dec 18, 2006 R.S. Sodhi

Part 10 of 11 of the High Court Judgment: Absconding accused, missing .22 Pistol & recovered Tata Safari — 'it cannot be accepted that everybody on this earth had conspired to falsely implicate Sidhartha Vashisht@Manu Sharma'


PW-24: George Mailhot

Part 9 of 11 of the High Court Judgement: 'He identified Sidhartha Vashisht as the person whom Beena Ramani was following. He also testifies having followed Sidhartha Vashisht on foot up to Adam Khan's tomb at which point Sidhartha Vashisht va

18 December, 2006

PW-20: Beena Ramani

R.S. Sodhi

Part 8 of 11 of the High Court Judgement: '...a reliable witness and, in fact, the only brave person present in that party to muster courage to face the shooter while others who claim to be socialites, did not have the courage to raise a litt


18 December, 2006

PW-6: Malini Ramani

R.S. Sodhi

Part 7 of 11 of the High Court Judgement: 'She is certainly a witness to identifying Sidhartha Vashisht @ Manu Sharma along with four or five persons present at the Tamarind Court as also having asked her for whisky and later misbehaving with


18 December, 2006

PW-2: Shyan Munshi

R.S. Sodhi

Part 6 of 11 of the High Court Judgement: '...the new story this witness has introduced during trial is an 'afterthought' as also a total lie at the instance of the accused. His credibility was totally impeached during his cross-examination by


18 December, 2006

PW-1: Deepak Bhojwani

R.S. Sodhi

Part 5 of 11 of the High Court Judgement: 'With very great respect to the learned Judge, we may point out that this manner of testing the credibility of the witness is hardly a rule of appreciation of evidence'


18 December, 2006

Rest of the Defence

R.S. Sodhi

Part 4 of 11 of the High Court Judgement: Arguements by Pt. R.K. Naseem and other advocates for the other accused stressed that Tata Safari was not present at the Qutub Colonnade in the first instance and the recovery of this vehicle from Noid


18 December, 2006

Jethmalani's Defence

R.S. Sodhi

Part 3 of 11 of the High Court Judgement: Factually, Mr. Jethmalani would have the court believe that Sidhartha Vashishta @ Manu Sharma, Beena Ramani, George Mailhot and Deepak Bhagwant were not present and the Tata Safari was planted. And tha


18 December, 2006

Prosecution's Case

R.S. Sodhi

Part 2 of 11 of the High Court Judgement: Challenging the correctness of the judgment under appeal, Shri Gopal Subramanium, learned Additional Solicitor General, argued that the judgment under challenge is self-destructive, contradictory and o


18 December, 2006

On The Trial Court Judgment

R.S. Sodhi

Part 1 of 11 of the High Court Judgement: 'The [trial] court went on to hold that the Prosecution had miserably failed to bring home the guilt of the accused and thereby acquitted them of all charges'.


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