New Delhi, Feb.18 : A Delhi court on Monday sentenced to life term former politician Romesh Sharma and five others for conspiring to murder his fashion designer girlfriend Kunjum Budhiraja.
Apart from Romesh, other convicts, including his nephew Surinder Mishra, Hemchand, Santram, Ramesh and Tejinder Virdi alias Dolly were also given life sentence for eliminating Budhiraja.
Romesh and five others had been held guilty in the Kunjum murder case last week. They were convicted under Section 302 and 120-B of Indian Penal Code.
Another woman accused Jaspreet Virdi alias Sonu was acquitted for want of evidence.
Budding fashion designer Kunjum was murdered on March 20, 1999. The prosecution alleged that Kunjum was murdered by people engaged by Surinder Mishra at the farmhouse when she visited it on March 20, 1999.
During the investigation, it was allegedly found that Surinder Mishra, Dolly and Sonu wanted to get rid of Kunjum as they felt that while they were taking care of Romesh and attending to his court cases, Romesh was giving away his property to Kunjum.