GRP constable murder case: The punishment of seven convicts including former MP Umakant Yadav in the 27-year-old case will be decided today
The court will sentence seven convicts, including former MP Umakant Yadav, in the GRP constable murder case today. During the arguments in the trial, the counsel for CBCID had demanded capital punishment to the accused as maximum punishment. Let us tell you that on 4 February 1995, the constable was killed at Shahganj GRP post.
On August 8, Additional Sessions Judge III (MP/MLA Court) Sharad Kumar Tripathi will decide the punishment against seven people, including former MP of Machhlishahr Umakant Yadav, who were convicted in the GRP constable massacre at Shahganj station in Jaunpur on February 4, 1995.
The High Court had already directed for speedy disposal of the matter. Even during the arguments, the public prosecutor of CBCID had said that the dead and injured persons would get justice if the culprits were punished severely. Meanwhile, the letter was sent there due to the formation of the MP MLA Court in Prayagraj, but later on the directions of the High Court, MP MLA Courts were constituted here and in other districts and the hearing is currently going on in the court of Additional Sessions Judge III.
So far 598 dates have been lying. During this 19 witnesses were examined. Policeman Lallan Singh, the injured witness of the incident, was declared a traitor. Policemen Raghunath Singh and Lalmani Singh had testified. The court has convicted seven accused, including former MP Umakant Yadav, after considering the arguments and evidence of both the sides.