Court issues notice to Haryana government in Mirchpur case

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday issued a notice to Haryana government to appoint a special public prosecutor to represent the state in the trial relating to mayhem against Dalits allegedly by upper caste Hindus in Hisar district in April this year.

The case relating to the killing of a 70-year-old Dalit man and his physically-challenged daughter allegedly by 102 persons was transferred to a special court here designated under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, by an order of the apex court on December nine.

The court passed its order after Special Additional Public Prosecutor P K Verma, who has been duly notified by Delhi government, submitted that he had no instructions from Haryana government to represent it in the case.

Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau directed that the copy of the order of the Supreme Court be placed before the Chief Secretary, Haryana government, so that a special public prosecutor was duly notified to represent the state before the court on January four, the next date of hearing.