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Khairlanji case: Hearing on appeals to begin on Aug 24

india Updated: Jul 03, 2009 16:50 IST

The hearing on appeals filed by the convicts in the infamous Khairlanji Dalit killing case would start before Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court from August 24.

A division bench of Justices A P Lavande and P B Vairale, would conduct the hearing.

The trial court at Bhandara had convicted 8 persons on September 24 last year for killing four members of Bhotmange family.

Three persons -- Mahipal Dhande, Dharampal Dhande and Purushottam Titarmare -- were acquitted for lack of evidence.

Capital punishment was awarded to Sakru Binjawar, Shatrughan Dhande, Vishwanath Dhande, Ramu Dhande, Jagdish Mandlekar, Prabhakar Mandlekar while Gopal Binjawar and Shishupal Dhande were awarded life imprisonment.

Under the law, death sentence has to be confirmed by the High Court.

The CBI has also filed an appeal seeking reversal of acquittal of the trio and death for Binjawar and Dhande.

The High Court has asked the CBI to prepare a detailed chart mentioning the role of each of the accused in the case along with details of charges framed against them and supporting evidences produced before the trial court.

The CBI, during the hearing on thursday, said that all the accused were convicted for same crime and hence deserve same punishment.