The Delhi High Court on Tuesday turned down the three-month parole plea of a convict in the Jessica Lall murder case.
Amardeep Singh Gill, who is serving a four-year jail term along with Manu Sharma, sentenced to life imprisonment in the case had sought the parole for seraching another house on rental basis for his family as his present landlord had given a notice terminating the tenancy.
Justice M.L Mehta said that unless there is some emergency situation, he cannot grant parole to any person. Also added that it is not possible to grant parole for such a long period.
The court,however, said that Gill can be granted custody parole for three to four days for the purpose.
The convict had moved the court after the Delhi Government rejected his plea in October, last year following a report from the Delhi police that he could jump the parole as his family was not having a permanent address.
The petition referred to his "good conduct" during the 13 year jail term.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had upheld the conviction of Sharma, son of Congress Minister Vinod Sharma, Gill and Yadav in the case.
Lall was shot dead on April 29, 1999 at the Tamarind Court Cafe restaurant of Socialite BinaRamani at Qutub Colonnade in New Delhi.