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SC stays bail granted to accused in journalist's murder

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Friday stayed the granted to an accused facing trial in the murder of Viswanathan.

A bench of Justice and Justice issued notice to accused while staying the granted to him in three cases by the

Earlier, the bench had stayed the release from till Friday.

The had granted to Kapoor, who was also convicted in the 2009 murder of

approached the apex court saying the High Court had granted bail and parole to Kapoor in three separate cases lodged against him, and if he was released from jail, there was possibility that he would abscond.

The High Court granted him bail in two cases and 15 days parole in the third case.

was shot dead while she was returning home in her car from work late on September 30, 2008.

The High Court on January 4 this year had commuted, to life imprisonment, the death sentence of Kapoor and another convict in murder of Jigisha.

On July 14, 2016, the trial court held them guilty of murder and awarded death sentence to them while the third convict was given life imprisonment.

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 21:00 IST
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