You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Trying to dig out bodies of Par attack terrorists: 2 acquitted

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Two persons, accused of trying to dig out from the grave bodies of terrorists of the 2001 attack for "exposing them to vultures", have been acquitted by a which said prosecution has failed to prove its case against them.

Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra gave benefit of doubt to Raghu and Vijay Sharma saying it was clear that prosecution witnesses have given contradictory statements in the court.



"... It is clear that the prosecution witnesses have given contradictory statement in the court. The independent witness of the prosecution... Is hostile on the point of identity of the accused. The testimony of police officials is inconsistent and contradictory.

"The prosecution has failed to prove its case against both the accused, accordingly benefit of doubt is given to both the accused," the said, adding the authenticity of some documents allegedly recovered from the two accused remained unestablished and questionable.

The freed Raghu and Vijay of the charge under sections 297 (trespassing on burial places) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC.

A case was registered by Police at I P Estate Police Station against 10 people but charges were framed against Raghu and Vijay only.

Police received information that some unknown persons, associated with a political party, were planning to exhume the bodies of December 13, 2001 attack terrorists from the graveyard at ITO here.

Prosecution said when police reached the spot on January 13, 2002, they caught Raghu and Vijay along with spade and stick as they were trying to dig out the corpses of the terrorists for exposing them to vultures.

Both the accused had denied the allegations against them.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU

Trying to dig out bodies of Par attack terrorists: 2 acquitted

Two persons, accused of trying to dig out from the grave bodies of terrorists of the 2001 Parliament attack for "exposing them to vultures", have been acquitted by a Delhi court which said prosecution has failed to prove its case against them. Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra gave benefit of doubt to Raghu and Vijay Sharma saying it was clear that prosecution witnesses have given contradictory statements in the court. "... It is clear that the prosecution witnesses have given contradictory statement in the court. The independent witness of the prosecution... Is hostile on the point of identity of the accused. The testimony of police officials is inconsistent and contradictory. "The prosecution has failed to prove its case against both the accused, accordingly benefit of doubt is given to both the accused," the court said, adding the authenticity of some documents allegedly recovered from the two accused remained unestablished and questionable. The court freed Raghu and ... Two persons, accused of trying to dig out from the grave bodies of terrorists of the 2001 attack for "exposing them to vultures", have been acquitted by a which said prosecution has failed to prove its case against them.

Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra gave benefit of doubt to Raghu and Vijay Sharma saying it was clear that prosecution witnesses have given contradictory statements in the court.

"... It is clear that the prosecution witnesses have given contradictory statement in the court. The independent witness of the prosecution... Is hostile on the point of identity of the accused. The testimony of police officials is inconsistent and contradictory.

"The prosecution has failed to prove its case against both the accused, accordingly benefit of doubt is given to both the accused," the said, adding the authenticity of some documents allegedly recovered from the two accused remained unestablished and questionable.

The freed Raghu and Vijay of the charge under sections 297 (trespassing on burial places) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC.

A case was registered by Police at I P Estate Police Station against 10 people but charges were framed against Raghu and Vijay only.

Police received information that some unknown persons, associated with a political party, were planning to exhume the bodies of December 13, 2001 attack terrorists from the graveyard at ITO here.

Prosecution said when police reached the spot on January 13, 2002, they caught Raghu and Vijay along with spade and stick as they were trying to dig out the corpses of the terrorists for exposing them to vultures.

Both the accused had denied the allegations against them.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

image
Business Standard
177 22

Trying to dig out bodies of Par attack terrorists: 2 acquitted

Two persons, accused of trying to dig out from the grave bodies of terrorists of the 2001 attack for "exposing them to vultures", have been acquitted by a which said prosecution has failed to prove its case against them.

Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra gave benefit of doubt to Raghu and Vijay Sharma saying it was clear that prosecution witnesses have given contradictory statements in the court.

"... It is clear that the prosecution witnesses have given contradictory statement in the court. The independent witness of the prosecution... Is hostile on the point of identity of the accused. The testimony of police officials is inconsistent and contradictory.

"The prosecution has failed to prove its case against both the accused, accordingly benefit of doubt is given to both the accused," the said, adding the authenticity of some documents allegedly recovered from the two accused remained unestablished and questionable.

The freed Raghu and Vijay of the charge under sections 297 (trespassing on burial places) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC.

A case was registered by Police at I P Estate Police Station against 10 people but charges were framed against Raghu and Vijay only.

Police received information that some unknown persons, associated with a political party, were planning to exhume the bodies of December 13, 2001 attack terrorists from the graveyard at ITO here.

Prosecution said when police reached the spot on January 13, 2002, they caught Raghu and Vijay along with spade and stick as they were trying to dig out the corpses of the terrorists for exposing them to vultures.

Both the accused had denied the allegations against them.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

image
Business Standard
177 22

Upgrade To Premium Services

Welcome User

Business Standard is happy to inform you of the launch of "Business Standard Premium Services"

As a premium subscriber you get an across device unfettered access to a range of services which include:

  • Access Exclusive content - articles, features & opinion pieces
  • Weekly Industry/Genre specific newsletters - Choose multiple industries/genres
  • Access to 17 plus years of content archives
  • Set Stock price alerts for your portfolio and watch list and get them delivered to your e-mail box
  • End of day news alerts on 5 companies (via email)
  • NEW: Get seamless access to WSJ.com at a great price. No additional sign-up required.
 

Premium Services

In Partnership with

 

Dear Guest,

 

Welcome to the premium services of Business Standard brought to you courtesy FIS.
Kindly visit the Manage my subscription page to discover the benefits of this programme.

Enjoy Reading!
Team Business Standard