Ruckus in court over lifer to 13 in murder case

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 May 2018 12:55:08


Staff Reporter,


The court of the 2nd Additional Judge to the Court of the 1st Additional Sessions Judge, Suresh Joon witnessed on Friday evening that family members and associates of accused persons in a murder case attempted rampage in the court after conviction of 13 accused persons to life imprisonment.Even when the judge was present in the court, the family members including women, who had come to the court, cried out loudly and beat the doors of the court room, adjacent room for the judge and even the wooden desk at which the lawyers stand before the judge while pleading. “It was extreme,” said sources in the legal fraternity.

The court sentenced rigorous imprisonment for life and also imposed fine Rs 20,000 on each of 13 accused persons including Kalia alias Mahasangram, Amit alias Umit, who were all residents of Subhas Nagar, Dewar Para, in the limits of Telibandha police station.  The court sentenced the punishment under Section 302 read with Section 149 of the Indian Penal Code, which read punishment for murder and every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object. Besides, the court has found the accused guilty under a few other provisions also and sentenced rigorous imprisonment and also imposed fine.

Facts of the prosecution’s case were that the complainant Lata Chouhan reported the matter to police that on October 15, 2013, Sindhi of Telibandha gave two sacks of rice for ‘Bhandara’ of the occasion of ‘Durga’ immersion. Her son Govinda, son-in-law Birju, Vishal and other resident of the locality organised the bhandara. On October 16, the accused persons came equipped with wooden means and rod and said that the two sacks of rice given to their samiti were grabbed. With the intention of murder, the accused persons beat Govinda, Birju and Vishal and caused injuries to them. The victim Birju later died. The court has acquitted several persons in the matter and the grudge of the family members and associates of the convicted persons was that why these accused were convicted. The court has ordered that out of the fine amount imposed on accused persons, Rs 2,50,000 be given as compensation to the wife of deceased Birju after her proper identification.

Youth awarded lifer for murder

Court of Additional Sessions Judge Pankaj Kumar Jain, who is also Special Judge, CBI, sentenced life imprisonment and also imposed fine Rs 100 on a 21-year-old youth identified as Suraj Patel, who is resident of Mujgahan police station area Dhaneli, finding him guilty under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code, which reads punishment for murder. The deceased victim in the case dated back to September last year was Laxmi Kant Patel whom the accused Suraj Patel killed by inflicting several injuries with knife. The incident happened in the limits of Rakhi police station.