New Delhi: The efforts of the Delhi government to grant parole to Manu Sharma, who is serving life imprisonment in Jessica Lall murder case, proved futile after the Lt Governor dismissed the plea based on his conduct.

This move has raised questions on the functioning of the state government. According to sources, Sharma had filed a parole petition in the first week of October citing his brother’s wedding.

Chief Secretary Praveen Kumar Tripathi and Home Secretary were appointed to investigate the matter.

After Delhi and Haryana government confirmed that the reason was genuine and Sharma should be granted parole, the Delhi government gave its affirmation and forwarded the request to Lt Governor.

However, the Lt Governor dismissed this application based on the conduct of the previous parole.

Sharma is serving life imprisonment in the Jessica Lall murder case and was granted parole in November 2009 for a month.

During this, he was found enjoying in a five-star hotel. This matter had emerged when Sharma got involved in a verbal spat with son of former Delhi Police Commissioner YS Dadwal which was quite embarrassing for the government.

JPN/Bureau