LIFE IMPRISONMENT TO TWO PERSONS FOR MURDER OF SHRI LALIT MEHTA, THEN SECRETARY OF A JHARKHAND BASED NGO

Press Release
New Delhi , 22.04.2013

            The Special Judge for CBI Cases, Ranchi has convicted two accused persons Bihari Singh & Kamta Singh (both private persons) U/s 396 & 201 of IPC and sentenced them to undergo Life Imprisonment with a fine of Rs.10,000/- in the murder of Shri Lalit Mehta, then Secretary, Vikas Sahyog Kendra (NGO), Chattarpur, Distt. Palamau (Jharkhand).

 

            CBI registered the case on 07.08.2008 U/s 302, 201 & 34 of IPC on the request of Jharkhand Government and further Notification from Govt of India.

 

            The case was earlier registered by Police Station Bishrampur (Jharkhand) vide No.71/2008 corresponding to GR No.804/2008 U/s 302/201/34 of IPC against unknown miscreants on the allegations that Shri Lalit Mehta, Secretary, Vikas Sahyog Kendra(NGO), Chattarpur, Dist-Palamau (Jharkhand) was murdered on 14.05.2008 and his dead body was found by a Choukidar at Fatlahi Forest Bishrampur More at 3.45 PM.

 

            CBI took up the investigation. It was established during investigation that the accused persons, for the purpose of committing a dacoity had detained Shri Lalit Mehta on 14.05.2008 at about 8.30 PM who was coming on a motorcycle. After robbing him of cash of Rs.6500/-, a Nokia Mobile Phone & a Bajaj Motorcycle, the accused killed him by strangulation and crushed his face to avoid identification.

 

            After thorough investigation, CBI filed a chargesheet on 07.10.2008 U/s 396, 201 & 34 of IPC and subsequently, a supplementary chargesheet on 23.10.2009 U/s 396, 201 & 34 IPC in the Court of Special Judge, CBI Ranchi against Bihari Singh, Kamta Singh & three other persons (all five private persons).

 

            The Trial Court convicted two persons and acquitted two other persons. The case against one person was abated, since he expired.

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