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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Jharkhand HC acquits Chilkari death row convicts

PTI | 09:12 PM,Dec 15,2011

Ranchi, Dec 15 (PTI) The Jharkhand High Court today acquitted all the four death row convicts in the Chilkari massacre case due to lack of evidence. The division bench of Justices R K Merathia and D N Upadhyay acquitted Chhatrapati Mandal, Manoj Rajwar, Jiten Marandi and Anil Ram in connection with the massacre that had claimed the lives of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi's son Anup and 19 other villagers on October 26, 2007. The four moved the high court after the Additional District and Sessions Judge Giridih on June 23 sentenced them to death in the case. The police had filed an FIR against the four accusing them of being Maoists. Marandi's son Anup was among the 20 victims who had been gunned down by Maoists while watching a cultural programme at Chilkhari in Giridih district.
Source: http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/jharkhand-hc-acquits-chilkari-death-row-convicts/931762.html
accessed on 15th December 2011

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