Shivani Bhatnagar case: Delhi HC acquits former IPS officer Sharma
New Delhi, Oct 12 (ANI): The Delhi High Court today acquitted former Haryana cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer R. K Sharma and two others in connection with the murder case of senior journalist Shivani Bhatnagar.
The court, however, upheld the conviction and life sentence of the fourth accused Pradeep Sharma.
R K Sharma along with three other accused were convicted by a Delhi Court on March 18, 2008.
Two other accused-Ved Prakash Sharma and Ved Prakash alias Kalu-were acquitted for want of evidence. Those convicted were sentenced to life imprisonment on March 24, 2008.
Sharma had challenged his conviction in the high court.
Shivani Bhatnagar, a senior journalist with the newspaper The Indian Express, was murdered in her East Delhi apartment on January 23, 1999. Her young son was with her when she died. She had reportedly met RK Sharma while covering the Prime Minister's Office. (ANI)
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