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Soren to be kept in Jharkhand prison

January 05, 2007 14:55 IST

A local court in Jamtara, Jharkhand Friday allowed the plea of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief Shibu Soren, serving a life term in Delhi's Tihar's Jail for the murder of his secretary, to be lodged in Jamtara prison and fixed January 16 as the next date for the his appearance in connection with the 1975 Chirrudih massacre case.

Soren was brought by Delhi police earlier in the day for his appearance before the Jamtara Additional District Judge Arun Kumar who issued a production warrant against him last month.

Soren's counsel moved the plea that he be lodged in Jamtara jail as he has to appear before the court again on January 16. Soren is one of the 26 people charged with inciting a mob that killed 11 people at Chirrudih under Narayanpur police station in Jamtara on January 23, 1975.

The court also heard the deposition from a witness, taking the total number of witnesses who had deposed before it in the case to 16.