Alimuddin’s lynching convict got bail from High Court

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Ranchi: The Jharkhand High Court on Thursday granted bail to Deepak Mishra, convicted for the beating of Alimuddin Ansari in Ramgarh. Earlier, ten other convicts in the case have been granted bail by the court.

A division bench of Justice AK Gupta and Justice Rajesh Kumar ordered Deepak to be released on a personal bond of ten thousand rupees and bail amount. Earlier, the High Court once denied bail to Deepak Mishra. The trial court sentenced Deepak Mishra and others to life imprisonment in the case.

Deepak had filed an appeal against the conviction of the lower court seeking bail, in which ten other accused in the case were also said to be granted bail. During the hearing, senior advocate AK Kashyap told the bench that Deepak Mishra was said to be the leader during the mob lynching incident but there is no evidence.

He said that apart from the information of Aslam Ansari, the wife of Alimuddin has filed an FIR. He has not been testified in the lower court. Also, the sticks used in killing Alimuddin were not recovered from Deepak Mishra’s house. Therefore, they should be granted bail. After hearing both the sides, the bench granted bail to Deepak Mishra.

Alimuddin was beaten to death in June 2017 on charges of carrying banned meat. In this case, the lower court had sentenced 11 accused, including Deepak, to life imprisonment in March 2018. Except Deepak Mishra, all have been granted bail in the past by the High Court.

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