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Jat reservation stir: Bail pleas of key accused dismissed

The court turned down the bail plea of Manoj Duhan, a Rohtak based lawyer, who was charged as key conspirator behind the arson at the residence of Haryana finance minister Capt Abhimanyu.

india Updated: Sep 13, 2017 12:05 IST
Vivek Gupta
Over 30 people were killed and property worth crores was damaged during the Jat agitation in February last year.
Over 30 people were killed and property worth crores was damaged during the Jat agitation in February last year. (HT File )

The special CBI court here on Monday dismissed the bail plea of a key accused involved in arson during the Jat agitation in Rohtak that was the hotbed of violence in February last year, claiming 30 lives and damaging property worth crores.

The court turned down the bail plea of Manoj Duhan, a Rohtak based lawyer, who was charged as key conspirator behind the arson at the residence of Haryana finance minister Capt Abhimanyu.

In another case, as many as 40 accused, including Sudeep Kalkal, were arrested for allegedly looting weapons from the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and Haryana Police and damaging public property.

Kalkal’s plea was turned down due to grave charges against him and his accomplice Abhishek alias Binni, even as many accused named in this case were granted bail.

The special investigation team (SIT) had then maintained that Kalkal’s telephonic conversation of February 17 indicated that the arson and violence were pre-planned. Kalkal headed the youth wing of the All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti.

The CBI took over the investigation in these cases on the request of the Haryana government and consequent orders from the Centre’s department of personnel and training. Even as cases were registered last year in October, the central probe agency is yet to file the chargesheet in both the cases

Those who have been granted bail include Mahender Singh Hooda, Rahul Rinku, Pardeep Rana and Narender Singh.