RANCHI: The Jharkhand High Court on 29th June suspended the life sentence of 8 out of 11 convicts in the Ramgarh lynching case of last year, and ordered their release from jail on bail. At least the family members of deceased Alimuddin Ansari must not be expecting this news exactly on the day of his first death anniversary. On 29th June 2017, Ansari, 55, was lynched by a mob for allegedly carrying beef in Ramgarh district of Jharkhand.
A bench of Justices H.C. Mishra and B.B. Mangalmurti passed the order after hearing the bail petitions of 8 accused – Nityanand Mahto, a member of BJP’s Ramgarh unit, and seven other alleged cow vigilantes – Rohit Thakur, Kapil Thakur, Raju Kumar, Santosh Singh, Vicky Saw, Sikandar Ram and Uttam Ram.
The bench said that widow of the deceased did not say, in the FIR, that these eight persons assaulted her husband. They were just members of the crowd.
Read Full Order of High Court Granting Bail to 8 Accused: