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Priyadarshini Mattoo case convict granted parole for law exam

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Tuesday granted three-week to Santosh Kumar Singh, who is serving a life term for the rape and murder of in 1996, to take the LLM examination.

Justice said that Singh's examination is scheduled to begin on May 24, and therefore, he should be released on May 21. She also noted that the did not place any objection to Singh's plea.

Singh is to appear in the final year examination of LLM.

Mattoo, 25, was raped and murdered in January 1996 and Singh, son of a former IPS officer, accused of the He was acquitted by a trial court in December 1999, but in October 2006, the convicted him and sentenced him to capital punishment.

Singh challenged his conviction and sentence in the apex court, which in October 2010, upheld his conviction, but commuted the death sentence to

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 22:14 IST
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