The four medical students of Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical College, Tanda at Kangra who were convicted in Aman Satya Kachroo's ragging case were released on August 15, on the basis of good conduct in the jail.
Aman Kachru, a resident of Delhi and a first year student had died after he was ragged and severely beaten by his seniors in the college on March 7, 2009. He breathed his last on March 8. The four who were convicted in the case included Abhinav Verma, Mukul Sharma, Navin Verma and Ajay Verma.
Abinave Verma and Mukul Sharma were serving four year sentence in the Dharamsala jail while two others were shifted to other jails in the state. Official sources said that the sentence of the accused was waived off on the basis of good conduct in jail and therefore Abinave and Mukul were released from the Dharamsal Jail on Independence Day.
They also said that Navin and Ajay were also released but the news could not be confirmed as they were lodged in separate jails in the other districts.
The jail official said that the three accused got a benefit of around two months while one had already served the full term of his sentence.
According to the information, the accused had not availed any parole during the three year's period which they spent in the jail.
They were sentenced to four year rigorous imprisonment by a fast track court at Dharamsala after a 15 month trial
Additional district and session judge Purender Vaidya had delivered the judgment charging all the four accused with culpable homicide not amounting to murder.