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Attack on graveyard caretakers: Bail application of two accused dismissed

punjab Updated: Dec 27, 2013 00:10 IST
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The court of the Additional Sessions Judge, Fatehgarh Sahib, has dismissed the bail application of Buta Khan (50) and Kaka (48), residents of Amloh town of the district.

A case against these two persons and 12 other persons was registered at Amloh police station on September 8, 2013, under sections 379, 336, 436, 447, 354, 323, 427,148, 149, 295-A and 411, IPC, on the statement of Mohmmed Rafiq.

Buta Khan and Kaka, who were arrested in this case on November 29 had applied for regular bail but the Additional Sessions Judge recently dismissed their bail application.

As per prosecution, Mohmmed Rafiq and his family has been residing in Kanchian Bugga chowk area , Amloh. For the last eight years, they have been looking after the graveyard of Muslims. He and his family live in huts raised on the graveyard. Shingara Singh Kanungo, his son Happy, Kaka, Buta Khan and his three sons, Rinku, Lakhi and Noni, Iqbal Singh Rai, Kamaljit Singh Bajwa, Takhwinder Singh, deed writer, Devinder Singh Bhambri, Babar Singh, Balpreet Singh, Gurpreet Singh along with 200-300 men armed with sticks, rifles allegedly attacked his family members and beat them up. They also started firing with lethal weapons and set their huts on fire.

Mohmmed Rafiq has also alleged that they also reportedly took away some valuable articles, cash, gold, a motorcycle and some buffaloes and other articles by loading them in tractor-trolleys. He further alleged that assailants had burnt four holy books. His family members were later admitted to Civil Hospital, Amloh.

A police party headed by Inspector Satnam Singh reached there and they handed him four live cartridges recovered from the spot to him.

Co-accused Balpreet Singh, Gupreet Singh, Babar Singh and Kamaljit Singh were arrested on September 9 while Takhwinder Singh and Shingara Singh were arrested on September 14.

The offence, punishable under section 295-A, was added during the investigation, but the investigation in the case has so far not been completed.

Buta Khan and Kaka have denied their involvement in the crime. The court observed that though Buta Khan and Kaka was arrested on November 29 and since then are in custody but the investigation in the case has not been completed.