Fast Track court acquits 17 Gujjars in murder case
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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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