Actor Shayan Munshi to stand trial for perjury in Jessica Lal murder case

May 22, 2013, 17:00 IST | IANS

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday ordered that a perjury case be registered against Bollywood actor Shayan Munshi and ballistic expert Prem Sagar Minocha for turning hostile during their deposition in the murder trial of model Jessica Lal

A division bench of Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice G.P. Mittal also discharged 17 other witnesses in the case.

Shayan Munshi
Shayan Munshi

The accused may get seven years maximum punishment under the perjury case. The actor had given a false statement to the police and turned hostile.

The model was shot dead at Tamarind Court, a restaurant owned by socialite Bina Ramani, in south Delhi's Mehrauli area on the night of April 29-30, 1999.

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