Ara hooch tragedy: life term for 14

first_imgA local court in Ara of Bihar’s Bhojpur district on Saturday, awarded life imprisonment to 14 persons, and 10-year jail term to one person, in the December 2012 hooch tragedy case in which 21 people died.Additional District and Sessions Judge-1 Ramesh Chandra Dwivedi, had on July 24 held all the 15 accused guilty, under various sections of the IPC, the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and the Excise Act. Out of the 15 accused, five are women. The court was to pronounce the quantum of sentence against them on July 26, but it was postponed to Saturday.Twenty one people from the Mahadalit community of Mushari Tola of Anaith village under Nawada police station of Ara in Bhojpur district had died in a span of three days, after consuming illegal country-made liquor in 2012, sparking widespread protests.last_img

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