Friday, December 7, 2012

Judge raps RK Raghavan over missing convict


Naroda Patia case
DNA Correspondent l Ahmedabad
A designated judge of the Naroda Patia massacre case has taken serious
note about the disappearance of a guilty who had been declared accused
of the riot case. Judge Jyotsna Yagnik has asked the SC appointed
Special Investigation Team’s (SIT) chairman, RK Raghavan to constitute
a team to bring back Suresh alias Sehjad Chhara.
Chhara has been absconding since the court pronounced its verdict and
held him guilty with 31 other accused including Maya Kodnani and Babu
Bajrangi. He was not present in the court, while the court issued its
verdict in which he was charged with murder, conspiracy and other
Earlier, the court took serious note over Chhara’s disappearance and
asked SIT sleuths to trace him. However, 20 days have elapsed and is
untraceable. The court on Friday against held hearing of the case, the
court took serious note and asked SIT chairman Raghavan to form a
special team. Earlier, judge Jyotsna Yagnik awarded life imprisonment
up to 28 years to Maya Kodnani and 30 other accused.