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35 accused in Dalits killings discharged by court
February 22, 2007 19:09 IST
The CBI had moved the discharge application on February 12 and the court had fixed its hearing for Thursday.
The 35 accused include then police sub-inspector Siddheshwar Bharne, the police station officer of Andhalgaon who was responsible for the area where the killings occurred.
Judge S S Das of the special court, however, did not decide on the fate of 11 others who are in judicial custody.
Forty-six persons were arrested in connection with the killing of four members of the Bhotmange family, including the children Priyanka, Sudhir and Roshan, on September 29, 2006.