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Six convicted in Bhagalpur riots case

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | May 07, 2003 14:11 IST

Six persons were sentenced to life imprisonment on Tuesday in a Bhagalpur riots case, in which 11 people, including seven women, were killed in 1989.

Third Additional District and Sessions judge, Bhagalpur, R C Jha, acquitted nine others in the case.

Eleven persons were killed in Tamoni village under the Kjerli police station in Nathnagar block in Bhagalpur district in Bihar in 1989.

The village was witnessto one of the most gruesome incidents in the month-long dance of death in Bhagalpur that year that left over 1,200 dead and twice as many injured.

According to a prosecution lawyer, 811 complaints were filed with the police after the Bhagalpur riots. The police filed 302 charge sheets and the lower courts disposed of 152 cases, acquitting the accused in 119.

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I feel good that at last partial judgement has come. People who do crime must be punished in spite of their link with political heavyweights. ...

Posted by Sohrab Khan

Sub: The root of the problem

A reply to mail sent by Mr prasad... Rightly said, mr prasad, This is a judgement which should become a benchmark in the Indian history...Riots ...

Posted by atul kumar

Sub: Life Imporisnment for Bhagulpur Riot Case.

It is amazing that Life imporisnment is given for 1200 killings. Which will be rarest of rare case where Capital Punishment will be given. I ...

Posted by Vijay Vatyani

Sub: Yes it is too late ! but , I never heard a single conviction in Kashmir

Yes, delayed justice is denied justice. But, why our courts are not considering giving conviction to the person who are resposible for causing Godhra carnage ...

Posted by Vijay

Sub: Why to give punishment to them??????

hi, Because of our great system, those people already suffered alot. They had waited for 14 years already for this punishment, so really speaking their ...

Posted by Vijay Singh Chouhan



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