Jessica Lal murder trial: Shayan Munshi to be charged with perjury

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday ordered that a perjury case be registered against the Bollywood actor

Jessica Lal was shot dead in April 1999 by Manu Sharma, son of Haryana Congress leader Vinod Sharma after she refused to serve him a drink at a late night party at socialite Bina Ramani’s restaurant in south Delhi.

Model-actor Shayan Munshi and ballistic expert Prem Sagar Minocha have been charged with perjury for turning hostile during their deposition in the murder trial.

A division bench of Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice GP Mittal also discharged 17 other witnesses in the case today. The accused may get seven years maximum punishment under the perjury case. While the high court awarded life imprisonment to Manu Sharma -the main accused.