Neeraj Grover murder: Bail hearing of Emile Jerome today

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New Delhi, Dec 15: The Bombay High court is likely to pronounce its order on the bail application of former naval officer Emile Jerome, who was convicted in Neeraj Grover murder case.

On Wednesday, a division bench of Justices V M Kanade and M L Tahalayani said that they were not inclined to grant Jerome bail as it has been found that there was circumstantial evidence against him.

Jerome has sought to be released on bail pending hearing of his appeal against conviction.

The state government's appeals challenging the trial court order convicting Emile Jerome to ten years imprisonment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and his fiancee Maria Susariraj, a Kannada actress, of destruction of evidence, are also pending with the court. The prosecution wants both of them to be convicted for murder.

However, Maria was released from jail on Jul 2, 2011 after spending three years behind the bars.

Neeraj Grover, a TV executive was brutally slaughtered on May 7, 2008 by Maria's fiancee Jerome after the victim got into a scuffle with the former navy officer. The accused chopped his body into pieces and transported it to a suburb in gunny bags, where the dead body was set on fire.

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