Monday, August 22, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Mirchpur verdict likely on Aug 27, cops on alert

Mirchpur verdict likely on Aug 27, cops on alert
Express News Service Posted online: Mon Aug 22 2011, 03:36 hrs
Chandigarh : Tension is brewing up in Hisar and Jind districts of
Haryana in the wake of the expected verdict in the Mirchpur case —
likely to be announced by a Delhi SC/ST court on August 27. Earlier,
the verdict was expected on August 20 but the court had adjourned the

Around 20 companies of the Haryana Police are camping in the two
districts since Friday and are likely to be stationed till the coming

On Sunday, around 50,000 Jat supporters participated in the "Maha
Sammelan" of sarpanches and panches of hundreds of villages. The
state-level function was attended by hundreds of representatives of
the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI) in Jind, where Chief Minister
Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced an increase in the monthly honorarium
of representatives of PRIs.

Considering a large number of people camping in the two districts, the
Haryana Police is getting sleepless nights. "The chief minister was
camping in Narwana, Jind and neighbouring areas for the last three
days. Be it a state-level function or meetings of Khaps or sarpanches
— but a large gathering in the two districts are definitely a matter
of concern for the police, especially when the Mirchpur verdict is
expected this week. Police forces of both the districts have been
placed on high alert and the SPs of Jind and Hisar are holding
meetings with the sarpanches and heads of communities, asking them not
to indulge in any kind of law and order breach," said a senior police

Besides the existing strength of the two districts' police forces, 22
DSPs and two SPs have been deployed in the for the coming week.

The court of Kamini Lau, Additional District an Sessions Judge, Rohini
in New Delhi, shall pronounce the verdict in the Mirchpur case. The
case, related to the killing of Tara Chand and his
physically-challenged daughter Suman on April 21 last year — allegedly
by a mob of over 100 people, was transferred by the Supreme Court for
trial by a designated special court under the SC/ST (Prevention of
Atrocities) Act-1989 to ensure a free and fair trial.


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