CBI FILES SUPPLEMENTARY CHARGESHEET AGAINST 89 ACCUSED IN ALLEGED ACTS of ARSON & MURDER OF SH. PHOOL MOHD. KHAN, THE THEN SHO MANTOWN POLICE STATION IN SAWAI MADHOPUR (RAJASTHAN) AND OTHER OFFENCES

Press Release
New Delhi , 15-12-2011

 

 

The Central Bureau of Investigation has today filed a supplementary chargesheet in the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Sawai Madhopur (Rajasthan) against 88 accused persons, and against one minor accused in the Court of Juvenile Justice Board, Sawai Madhopur (Rajasthan) U/s 147, 148, 149, 152, 332, 353, 307, 304(A), 302, 201, 109, 114, 119, 218 of IPC and U/s 3, 4 of the Prevention of Damage to the Public Property Act relating to the alleged arson & murder of Sh. Phool Mohd. Khan, the then SHO Mantown Police Station in Sawai Madhopur (Rajasthan); rioting; obstruction to the public servants in discharge of official duties; causing injuries to public servants; damage to public property and other offences.

Today, the CBI has also arrested four of the rioters and sent them for trial alongwith the chargesheet.

The case was registered by CBI on 30.06.2011 the request of the Government of Rajasthan and further notification from the Govt. of India. Earlier, CID-CB of Rajasthan Govt. had investigated this case and filed a chargesheet against 19 persons on 21.06.2011.

During the investigation it was revealed that the riot was facilitated by the material acts of omission by the then CO, City and the then Sub Inspector & 2nd Officer of Mantown Police Station in Sawai Madhopur (Rajasthan). Further, the CBI was also able to ascertain the identities of 87 distinct rioters who formed part of the mob that indulged in violence against policemen on that day. The CBI investigation has also disclosed that at this stage there is no material to show the involvement of eight persons earlier arrested by CID-CB of Rajasthan. An application would be moved in the Court of Additional District Judge, SC/ST Cases, Sawai Madhopur, for passing appropriate orders.

Further investigation in this case is continuing to ascertain the role of other suspects in the rioting & other offences.

The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.


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