Consider for PIL: A crisis of justice as presumably no one killed those 58 citizens; High Court acquits 26 accused in 1997 Dalit massacre case in Bihar

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From: ashu kumar <aiims.ashu@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 10:06 AM
Subject: Consider for PIL: A crisis of justice as presumably no one killed those 58 citizens; High Court acquits 26 accused in 1997 Dalit massacre case in Bihar
To: goi cji sc of India <supremecourt@hub.nic.in>, supremecourt <supremecourt@nic.in>

Respected Chief Justice of India,

We want your intervention to solve the situation so we could keep faith in the system of law and justice in the country. We don’t charge honorable court of corruption but want to cite grand  failure of investigating and judiciary system which couldn’t bring to book a single accused in 16 years 

High Court acquits 26 accused in 1997 Dalit massacre case in Bihar

Press Trust of India | Updated: October 10, 2013 08:13 IST

 

A division bench comprising Justices VN Sinha and AK Lal passed the order on the appeals filed by the convicted persons.

PatnaThe Patna High Court today set aside the conviction of 26 persons, including 16 who were awarded death sentence by a lower court, in the massacre case of 58 Dalits at Laxmanpur Bathe village of Bihar’s Jehanabad district 16 years ago.

A division bench comprising Justices VN Sinha and AK Lal passed the order on the appeals filed by the convicted persons.

Absolving the 26 convicts of all charges for lack of evidence against them in the case, the bench directed their immediate release.

 

“We are of the view that the prosecution witnesses are not reliable…so, all convicted persons are entitled to the benefit of doubt,” they said.

The court had reserved its order on appeals filed by the 26 convicts after completion of the hearing in the matter on July 27.

Suspected men owing allegiance to outlawed upper caste militia Ranveer Sena had allegedly massacred 58 Dalits at Laxmanpur Bathe on December 1, 1997.

In 2010, Additional District Judge Vijay Prakash Mishra had convicted 26 persons and awarded death sentence to 16 of them and life sentence to the remaining 10 after finding them guilty.

The convicted persons had subsequently filed appeals in the Patna High Court challenging the order.
http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/high-court-acquits-26-accused-in-1997-dalit-massacre-case-in-bihar-430174

 
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