The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday cancelled the bail granted by a fast-track trail court to four students of Tanda medical college accused of ragging to death first year student Aman Kachru last year.
The court also directed the accused to surrender in the fast-track court at Dharamsala in Kangra district on Thursday.
The order was delivered by Justice D.D. Sud who had asked the government why their bail should not be cancelled. He had taken the suo motu cognizance of the bail granted to the accused by the trial court.
Accepting the plea of counsel for the accused, the bench allowed the accused to surrender in the court by 10 a.m. on Thursday. Earlier, it had ordered that the accused be arrested forthwith.
“The trail court has been directed to conduct day-to-day hearing and there should be a speedy trial and no unnecessary adjournments,” Justice Sud observed.
The fast-track court of Dharamsala had granted bail to the four accused Ajay Verma, Naveen Verma, Abhinav Verma and Mukul Sharma on July 17 after 16 months of custody.
Later talking to reporters, Advocate General R.K. Bawa said the bail was granted to the accused by the trail court in the middle of the case and it shouldn’t be granted as there were chances that the accused could tamper with the evidence.
“The granting of the bail was against law,” he said.
Kachru, 19, died on March 8, 2009, a few hours after being allegedly ragged by the four final-year students of the Rajendra Prasad Medical College in Tanda town in Kangra district.
The fast-track court has already listed the matter for next hearing on August 2.