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Shibu Soren's crime: Timeline
December 05, 2006 20:37 IST
July 1993: Shashi Nath Jha, private secretary of JMM Chief Shibu Soren comes to know about the alleged deal between the Congress party and JMM to save the then P V Narasimha Rao Government facing a no-confidence motion.
May 22, 1994: Jha abducted by Soren's close associate, Nand Kishore Mehta alias Nandu and five others from Dhaula Kuan in New Delhi.
May 23, 1994: Victim taken to Piska Nagari village near Ranchi in Jharkhand.
May 24-30, 1994: Nandu, the prime accused, and three others at the behest of tribal leader kill Jha in jungle near Ranchi in Jharkhand and bury his body.
June 2, 1994: Case registered with the Parliament Street police station on a complaint lodged by victim's elder brother Amar Nath Jha.
Aug 1, 1996: CBI takes over the probe following a Delhi High Court order on a petition filed by Jha's mother Priyambada Devi.
Aug 13, 1996: CBI recovers Jha's skeleton from Piska Nagari village in Ranchi.
Nov 11, 1997: CBI arrests accused Sunil Khaware.
Jan 25, 1998: Another accused Asish Thakur arrested.
Jun 19, 1998: CBI arrests Soren in New Delhi and gets 10-day police custody.
Aug 13, 1998: CBI arrests another accused Nand Kishore Mehta alias Nandu, Shailendra Bhattacharya and Pashupati Nath Mehta.
Nov 10, 1998: CBI files its first chargesheet.
Mar 06, 1999: Court frames charges against all accused.
Mar 12, 1999: Soren surrenders in a Special Court following Delhi High Court order.
May 12, 1999: Prosecution starts recording of evidence.
May 20, 2005: Court concludes recording of evidence after examining 46 prosecution witnesses.
Jan 17, 2005: Statement of accused begins with Soren deposing partially.
Jan 25, 2006: Additional Session Judge (ASJ) B R Kedia takes charges of ongoing trial in the case as the eighth presiding officer after Ajit Bharihoke, P K Bhasin, Mahavir Singhal, I K Kochchar, B B Chaudhury, K C Lohia and V B Gupta.
Apr 7, 2006: Soren answers 130 questions of the prosecution under section 313 of the CrPC.
Nov 13, 2006: Final arguments commence.
Nov 25, 2006: Court reserves verdict.
Nov 28, 2006: Soren and four others convicted under section 120B (criminal conspiracy), 364 (kidnapping) and 302 (murder) of the IPC. The court, however, acquits two others -- Asish Thakur and Sunil Khaware.
Nov 30, 2006: The court issues notice to AIIMS Director after Soren fails to appear before it and adjourns the hearing for December 5.
Dec 3, 2006: AIIMS declares Soren fit. Later, he was sent to Tihar jail.
Dec 5, 2006: ASJ Kedia, after hearing arguments on quantum of punishment awards life imprisonment to JMM chief and four other convicts.