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Bihar for 'speedy appeal' in criminal cases

Ramashankar  Patna, May 11, 2007
First Published: 20:55 IST(11/5/2007) | Last Updated: 21:06 IST(11/5/2007)

After speedy trial, the government would now go in ‘speedy appeal’ to ensure punishment to the offenders. The move is a result of reports that a large number of convicted criminals had gone in appeal.

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Home Secretary Afzal Amanullah said on Friday that the government had sought all the details from the SPs about the cases, in which the criminals booked under Arms Act cases had gone in appeal. “The government will go in ‘speedy appeal’ in the district courts after collecting information about the cases,” he added.

The Home Secretary said there had been reports from most of the districts about the convicted persons going in appeal. “A large number of these cases pertain to Arms Act,” he said, adding the courts would be requested to hear the appeal at the earliest so that the convicted persons could be punished.

So far, over 4000 persons have been convicted under Arms Act, but they have all gone in appeal. “As a result, they have managed to avoid punishment.

Now, the government will go after them even in court,” he added.

The government move would also affect don-turned politicians including JD (U) strongman Prabhunath Singh, LJP MP Surajbhan Singh, Ananat Singh, Ananad Mohan, Rama Singh and others.

E-mail author: ramaashankaar@indiatimes.com


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