Fast Track court acquits 17 Gujjars in murder case

Last Updated: Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 15:17

Bundi: A fast track court here has acquitted seventeen Gujjars while continuing trial of fifty others in a case pertaining to murder and arson during the 2007 Gujjar agitation on reservation.

Upper District Judge of the Fast Track Court Lata
Manoj Kumar yesterday acquitted 17 persons on "benefit of
doubt".

Police Constable Babulal Jat and six agitators were
killed during a clash at Devnarayan temple on National
Highway 12 in May 2007 during a protest by Gujjars for
reservation. 67 people were booked by the then Station House
Officer (SHO) at City Kotwali police station on charges of
murder and arson.
A chargesheet was filed against all the accused in the
fast track court by the then Additional S P Tajraj Singh.
As many as 56 witnesses, including the then district
SP and DM, testified before the court.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 15:17

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