3 convicted for murder of former JNU president

A CBI court convicted three persons for the murder of former president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students` Union Chandrashekhar 15 years ago.

Updated: Mar 21, 2012, 00:49 AM IST

Patna: A CBI court on Tuesday convicted three persons for the murder of former president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students` Union Chandrashekhar 15 years ago and said the quantum of sentence would be pronounced on March 22 next.
The special CBI court judge Dhirendra Kumar Pandey convicted Dhruv Kumar Jaiswal, Sheikh Munna Khan and Iliyas Bari under sections 302, 307, 120B/34 of IPC and section 27 of the Arms Act.
Chandrashekhar was shot dead and several others were injured by the trio at a CPI(M-L) Liberation rally in Siwan district on March 31, 1997. Two of the injured persons - Shyamnarayan Yadav and Bhutti Mian - died later.

CPI(M-L) Liberation leader Rameshchandra Kushwaha lodged an FIR against the three persons charging them with the murder of Chandrashekhar.

The state government had subsequently recommended and handed over the probe to the CBI.

PTI