13 years after riots over Vienna assault, 7 jailed

13 years after riots over Vienna assault, 7 jailed



Tribune Information Service

Deepkamal Kaur

Jalandhar, January 12

The courtroom of Further Periods Decide Dharampaul Singla has sentenced seven individuals, together with Jalandhar Municipal Company councillor from Congress Mandeep Kumar Jassal, to 5 years of imprisonment in a case of violence/riots courting again to Could 25, 2009.

Sant Ramanand of Dera Sachkhand Ballan had died in an assault on him whereas he was on a tour to Vienna. The incident had led to unrest within the Ravidassia neighborhood right here and violence had then erupted which included incidents of burning of 19 coaches of Jammu Tawi Categorical which was then passing by way of Jalandhar.

About 12 police officers had additionally been injured within the assault. As many as 75 FIRs had been lodged, most of which had been withdrawn as untraced and others had been quashed following authorities interference

Within the particular incident during which sentence has been handed by the Jalandhar courtroom on Friday, Dr Baljit Johal, whose hospital at Rama Mandi had been attacked, and his lawyer Darshan Dayal had taken a troublesome stand to proceed to contest the case. He had alleged that Jassal had led the mob which additionally included Gulzara Singh, Bal Mukan Billa, Shingara Ram, Rajeshwar, Kishan Pal Mintu and Jagtar Singh, alias Sonu. It was contended that the devices within the hospital had been set on hearth and money price Rs 70,000 had been looted from the counter.

All seven have been convicted underneath Sections 323, 324, 435, 427, 148, 149 and 395 of the IPC. The courtroom has additionally directed the accused to pay up compensation of Rs 10,000 to all those that obtained injured and Rs 35,000 to these whose bikes had obtained broken. All seven convicted have been despatched to judicial custody.

In regards to the case

  • Sant Ramanand of Dera Sachkhand Ballan had died in an assault whereas he on a tour to Vienna
  • The incident led to unrest within the Ravidassia neighborhood and violence had erupted and 19 coaches of Jammu Tawi Categorical passing by way of Jalandhar have been burned
  • In all, 12 police officers have been additionally injured within the riots





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