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High Court grants bail to four accused in Soumya Vishwanathan murder case – Bollywood Keeda

New Delhi, Delhi High Court on Monday granted bail to four convicts serving life imprisonment in the murder case of TV journalist Soumya Vishwanathan. Justices Suresh Kumar Kait and Manoj Jain of Delhi High Court have canceled the sentence.

The court has said that he has already served a sentence of 14 years and 9 months. Along with this, the court has also suspended his sentence. A bench led by Justice Suresh Kumar Kait said his sentence will remain suspended pending the appeal challenging his conviction.

In the Soumya Vishwanathan murder case, the court had sentenced the accused to life imprisonment. After this, the four convicted people Ravi Kapoor, Amit Shukla, Baljeet Singh and Ajay Kumar had approached the High Court against the conviction. The court had sought reply from Delhi Police in this matter on January 23.

Let us tell you, after a trial that lasted for 15 years, on October 18, the Delhi Court had convicted four accused. These four accused included Baljeet Singh Malik, Ravi Kapoor, Amit Shukla and Ajay Kumar. Apart from this, the fifth accused Ajay Sethi was convicted under IPC section 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property) and other sections. The court had said that the prosecution had successfully proved through scientific evidence, witnesses and Kapoor’s testimony that the four men were guilty of Vishwanathan’s murder. After this, in November, the court had sentenced four of the five accused to life imprisonment and also imposed a fine of Rs 1.25 lakh.

Delhi Police had said that the motive behind the murder of Soumya Vishwanathan was robbery. According to the prosecution, Kapoor shot Vishwanathan with a country-made pistol while chasing his car to rob him. Shukla, Kumar and Malik were also involved in the crime along with Kapoor.

Journalist Soumya Vishwanathan, working for India Today, was shot dead on September 30, 2008 at Nelson Mandela Marg in South Delhi. At that time she was returning home from office in her car.

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