Six get two-year jail in Bhagalpur riots case

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 14:13

Patna: A court in Bihar sentenced six persons accused in a case of murder during the 1989 communal riots in Bhagalpur to two years` rigorous imprisonment after convicting them of involvement in the crime, court sources said Tuesday.
Bhagalpur Additional District and Sessions judge Anil Kumar Pandey acquitted the six of charges of murdering a Muslim man during the riots but found them guilty of involvement in the crime.
Over 1,000 people, a majority of them Muslims, were killed in the month-long riots in Bhagalpur city in October 1989.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 14:13

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