Whaaat ? man in jail for a decade on foisted charges ???? and He had been in prison for all these years owing to the negligence of the investigating officer ? and no punishment for the investigating officer ????
Man serving life term for murder acquitted
The Statesman25 Dec 2013 |
STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE Kolkata, 24 December
Mr Jagat Sarkar who has been serving a life imprisonment on a murder charge has been acquitted by the Division Bench of Mr Justice Aniruddha Bose and Mr Justice Shib Sadhan Sadhu of Calcutta High Court today.
There is no proof of the crime to pronounce a life term, the court observed.
The blame for the crime appears to have been foisted upon the accused, it was observed.
He had been in prison for all these years owing to the negligence of the investigating officer, it was further observed.
Mr Sarkar who had been accused of killing Shakti Chakraborty was given a life sentence by the additional district judge, Fast Track Court, Howrah in May 2005.
The accused had surrendered at Bali police station after the crime and was subsequently arrested on April 2004, the prosecuting counsel had submitted during the trial.
The accused had also offered to take the men in uniform to the corpse, it was further submitted.
Mr Sarkar had appealed against the conviction.
There is no eye-witness to the incident, Mr Jayanta Narayan Chatterjee submitted appearing for Mr Sarkar.
Locals had discovered the body with the weapon which is contrary to the police's version of the incident, it was further submitted.
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