EIGHT PERSONS accused of murder in two different cases were sentenced to life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 37,000 was imposed on them by Class II Upper and Sessions Judge Bharat Bhushan Shrivastava. The Assistant Government Pleader in the case was Asha Kiran Kaur.
About two years back, four brothers identified as Hemraj, Sohan, Raiwat and Rajju of the Hemraj group were brutally murdered by members of Jaintal group at Kahera-Chakme village in the district.
In 2004, only five of the 18 accused in the case were caught in case number 240-04. These accused have been sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of murder, attempt to murder and manhandling besides a fine of Rs 31,000 has also been imposed on them. Court hearing has also begun on two more accused caught later.
The remaining accused are still absconding. The accused sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering these four persons are Jandel, Kailash, Revalia, Sukhram and Chandu.
In the second case 241-04, Teenu, son of Gyanaya, also of the Hemraj group, was murdered in the same clash. Sheru, Zorawar and Sikander were also sentenced to life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 6,000 was imposed on them in the case. A few other accused in the case are absconding.