Khairlanji killings: SC issues notice to convicts
Press Trust Of India
PTI, November 13, 2010First Published: 03:28 IST(13/11/2010)
The Supreme Court, on Friday, issued notices to eight persons, serving
25 years jail term each for killing a Dalit woman and her three
children at Khairlanji. A bench of justices VS Sirpurkar and TS Thakur
issued notices to convicts on the CBI plea, which also sought
restoration of the trial court ruling awarding death penalty to six
out of eight of them.
Appearing for CBI, additional solicitor general Haren Rawal told the
court that all the eight persons also needed to be convicted under
various stringent provisions of Scheduled Castes and Tribes
(Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
CBI has moved the SC challenging the July 14 ruling of the Nagpur
bench of the Bombay High Court, which commuted the death sentence of
six convicts to 25 years imprisonment and fixed a similar sentence for
two others serving life term.
The case pertained to the brutal murder of four members of a Dalit
family by a mob on September 29, 2006.
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