A CBI court on Tuesday convicted three persons for the murder of Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union former president Chandrashekhar 15 years ago. The quantum of punishment would be pronounced on March 22.
Special CBI court judge Dhirendra Kumar Pandey convicted Dhruv Kumar Jaiswal, Sheikh Munna Khan and Iliyas Bari under Sections 302, 307, 120B/34 of the IPC, and Section 27 of the Arms Act.
Chandrashekhar was shot dead, and several others injured, at a CPI(M-L) Liberation rally in Siwan on March 31, 1997.
Two of the injured — Shyamnarayan Yadav and Bhutti Mian — died later.
CPI(M-L) Liberation leader Rameshchandra Kushwaha lodged an FIR against the three persons, charging them with the murder of Chandrashekhar. The state government subsequently handed over the probe to the CBI.