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SC issues notice against Lilawati hospital

New Delhi, Apr 6: The Supreme Court today (Apr 6) issued notices to the Centre and RBI on a petition seeking probe into the alleged money laundering by th tiffany uk e trustees of Mumbai’s Lilawati Hospital.

A bench comprising Justices B Sudershan Reddy and S S Nijjar also sought response from the Minstry of Corporate Affairs, Enforcement Directorate, Central Board of Direct taxes and SEBI on a plea seeking investigation by appropriate agencies into the alleged tax evasion and money laundering by the trustees of the Lilawati Hospital.

The pet tiffany uk ition filed by Delhi resident Harsh Raghuvanshi has sought investigation into the alleged siphoning of funds by the trustees Prabodh Mehta, Rashmi Mehta, Chetan Mehta and Bhavin Mehta.

Senior Advocate Ram Jethmalani appearing for Raghuvanshi submitted that the notice should be issued and all the respondents should be called upon to disclose all facts which have come to their knowledge and steps taken by them tiffany uk against the trustees.

The bench tagged tiffany uk the petition with that of a petition filed by Ram Jethmalani and others in which direction has been sought for bringing back the black money stashed by Indians in banks abroad.

In the present petition also it has been alleged that the Mehtas have siphoned out money from the hospital and through the hawala route it has been deposited in banks abroad including Mauritius.

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SC commutes death sentence of Sushil Sharma to life

Eighteen years after he murdered his wife and burnt her body in a tandoor, the Supreme Court

today commuted to life imprisonment the death penalty awardedto former Youth Congress leader Sushil Sharma in the case that had sent shock waves across the nation.

Sharma was given as lesser sentence by the apex court as he did not have any criminal antecedents before the crime and the murder was committed because of strained personal relationship.

While granting relief to Sharma, the bench noted mitigating factors like no family members of the victim

deposed against him and he was very remorseful on the death of his wife and that he cannot be considered a threat to society.

Sharma had murdered his wife Naina Sahni on the suspicion that she was having an extra marital affair. He then cut her body into pieces and burnt them in a clay oven of the then government owned hotel Ashok Yatri Niwas.

A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam allowed Sharma’s appeal challenging the order of trial court which had awarded him death sentence that was subsequently upheld by the Delhi High Court.

The gruesome murder, which took pla tiffany uk ce on the intervening ni tiffany uk ght of July 2 3, 1995, shook the conscience of the nation. The bench said the imprisonment would be for the entire life, subject to remission which must be done by following proper procedure.

In his plea, Sharma had contended that his conviction was entirely based on circumstantial evidence and thus death penalty cannot be awarded to him.

Sharma has in his petition filed in 2007 contended the high court had erroneously concluded that the offence committed by him falls under the rarest of rare category, warranting capital punishment.

The high court had on February 19, 2007 confirmed thedeath penalty awarded to him by the trial court, saying the offence was an act of extreme depravity that shook the conscience of society.

It had held the reasoning given by the trial court for conv tiffany uk icting and awarding death sentence to Sharma in the case was justified and he did not deserve any mercy tiffany uk for the gruesome killing.

The high court had rejected the mercy plea of reducing the death sentence into life imprisonment for Sharma. It had rejected his contention that the offence was committed on the spur of moment. The trial court had on November 7, 2003 sentenced Sharma to death for killing his wife at their residence in Gole Market area in central Delhi.