Khairlanji case hearing to begin today

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Mumbai, Aug 24 (ANI): Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court will start hearing the appeals filed by eight convicts of the Khairlanji Dalit killing case from today.

A division bench will comprise of Justices A P Lavande and P B Vairale.

In September last year, the trial court at Bhandara awarded capital punishment to six convicts, while two were given life imprisonment for killing four members of Bhotmange family.

The convicts are: Sakru Binjawar, Shatrughan Dhande, Vishwanath Dhande, Ramu Dhande, Jagdish Mandlekar, Prabhakar Mandlekar, Gopal Binjawar and Shishupal Dhande.

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

The CBI had filed an appeal seeking death sentence for Binjawar and Dhande, and reversal of acquittal of the trio.

The agency had said all the accused were convicted for same crime and hence deserve same punishment.

The High Court had asked the CBI to prepare a detailed chart-mentioning 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. (ANI)

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