New Delhi, Feb.15 : A Delhi court on Friday convicted former politician Romesh Sharma and five others for conspiring to murder his fashion designer girlfriend Kunjum Budhiraja.
Apart from Sharma, his nephew Surinder Mishra, Hemchand, Santram, Ramesh and Tejinder Virdi alias Dolly were also found guilty for eliminating Budhiraja. Another woman accused Jaspreet Virdi alias Sonu was acquitted for want of evidence.
They were convicted under Section 302 and 120-B of Indian Penal Code.
The court has fixed February 18 for the hearing arguments on quantum of sentence.
Additional sessions judge S P Garg had reserved the order in the eight-year-old case on January 30 following the submission of prosecution's rebuttal in the case.
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.