Mumbai: Maharashtra Government today said it
will- move the Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court`s
verdict in the Khairlanji Dalit killings case.
The government would move the apex court against the HC
ruling commuting the death sentence of six convicts to 25
years imprisonment and fixing a similar sentence for two
others serving life term, Minister for Health Suresh Shetty
informed the Legislative Council.
"We are waiting for the copy of the HC order and would
move the apex court after that," he said.
Ram Pandagale (NCP) raised the issue of the Dalit
killings that took place nearly four years ago and criticised
the HC ruling.
Justice Lavande of Nagpur bench of the court today held
that all the eight accused will undergo 25 years of life
imprisonment including the period they have already spent in
The case pertains to the brutal murder of four members
of a Dalit family -- Surekha Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange, her
daughter Priyanka, sons Sudhir and Roshan -- by an angry
mob in Khairlanji village on September 29, 2006.
The trial court had awarded death sentence to six
convicts and life term to two others.