The Delhi High Court has asked the Delhi police to respond to a request for parole by Manu Sharma, who was convicted for murdering model Jessica Lall.
Mr Sharma' has asked for permission to attend his brother's marriage and related functions scheduled between November 10 and 21. The judge observed, "He need not attend all functions".
Mr Sharma has been in jail since December 2006 when the Delhi High Court found Mr Sharma guilty of murdering Ms Lall and sentenced him to life imprisonment. In April last year, the Supreme Court agreed with that order.
While hearing Mr Sharma's petition for bail, the judge referred to the fact that in 2009, Mr Sharma was granted parole and was seen visiting a Delhi nightclub.
In April 2010, the Supreme Court agreed with an earlier Delhi High Court order that Ms Lall was shot in 1999 by Mr Sharma after she refused to serve him a drink at a restaurant where she was working as a celebrity bartender.