Sixteen policemen were acquitted by a court here on Saturday in the 1987 Hashimpura massacre case in which 42 people were killed in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut city.
Here is the timeline of the case:
May 1987: 42 people killed in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh.
1996: Chargesheet filed before Chief Judicial Magistrate Ghaziabad.
September 2002: Case transferred to Delhi on the order of the Supreme Court following a petition by the families of the massacre victims and survivors.
July 2006: Court framed charges of murder, attempt to murder, tampering with evidence and conspiracy against all the accused.
January 21, 2015: Court reserved verdict in the case.
March 21, 2015: 14 police officials acquitted.