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Opinion Budh Prakash Kashyap was accused by Satnami Bai: Some Updates

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    The victim, Budh Prakash Kashyap, was a registered medical practitioner for past several years and was staying in block number 32 of Trilokpuri.

    http://www.outlooki ndia.com/ article.aspx? 202071

    The pessimism deepened last Friday with the Delhi High Court dismissing Congress leader and former union minister H.K.L. Bhagat's plea to quash the charges of murder, rioting, and unlawful assembly framed against him by Dhingra's court in two 1984 riot cases. Yet another riot case is listed for final orders, Budh Prakash Kashyap, an associate of Bhagat, joins the procession of riot accused parading through Dhingra's court. One of the accused, Ram Pal Saroj, erstwhile Congress pradhan of Trilokpuri, is believed to have committed suicide. The boot, it seems, is finally on the other foot.

    http://www.outlooki ndia.com/ article.aspx? 200699

    Then came January 17, 1996. The setting: the court of Shiv Narain Dhingra, additional sessions judge. Satnami Bai, an ayah at Delhi's Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narain Hospital, narrates how her husband was killed in front of their house in Block 32, Tirlokpuri, west Delhi, on November 1, 1984. She says that Bhagat instigated his cohorts, who executed the task while she watched in horror, her five-year-old daughter in her arms. She mentions Budh Prakash Kashyap, a local Congress leader at the time, as a participant in the act. The judge orders that Kashyap (who is present in court in connection with another case) be taken into custody immediately and that Bhagat be served a non-bailable warrant through the Delhi police riot cell. He adds that he wants Bhagat produced in court by January 24.

    This dramatic burst of orders, in a case long overtaken by history, came with a rationale. Dhingra had to emphasise that though Bhagat and Kashyap were not named in the FIR and cognisance of the offence was not taken at the time of committal, the court is empowered under Section 219 of the Criminal Procedure Code to summon any accused person against whom evidence is unearthed during the course of the trial. Four others are already on trial in the case.

    The effect of Satnami's testimony and the judge's decision was instantaneous. Hope returned to Tilak Vihar, the colony on the fringes of west Delhi where the riot victims were resettled. Satnami Bai's response is unequivocal: "Now they must be hanged. Nothing else will satisfy me. I've suffered so much that I have lost the capacity to forgive."

    Forwarded by forum member Tejwant Singh ji Malik
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