CBI FILES A CHARGESHEET AGAINST 51 ACCUSED IN A CASE RELATING TO ARSON, RIOTING & DACOITY ETC AT THE HOUSE OF FINANCE MINISTER OF HARYANA DURING AN AGITATION

Press Release
New Delhi, 02.07.2018

The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet u/s 120-B r/w 124-A, 148, 149, 186, 188, 307, 353, 395, 427, 436, 450 of IPC and Section 25 of Arms Act against 51 accused persons in the Court of Special Judicial Magistrate, CBI, Panchkula (Haryana).

CBI registered the instant case and taken over the investigation earlier registered vide FIR No.118 dated 27.02.2016 at Police Station Urban Estate, Rohtak u/s 148, 149, 186, 188, 307, 353, 395, 452, 436, 427, 120-B of IPC, Section 25/54/59 of Arms Act and Section 3,4 of Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act on the request of Haryana Government and further Notification from Government of India. The case related to criminal conspiracy, rioting, obstructing public servants in discharge of public function, dis-obeyance of order, sedition, house tress pass, attempt to murder, dacoity, assault etc. hatched by the accused persons to attack at the residence and office of Finance Minister, Government of Haryana located at Sector-14, Rohtak, during an agitation on 19 & 20 February, 2016. It was also alleged that the accused attacked and vandalized the house of Finance Minister and set on fire on 19/20.02.2016. It was further alleged that the accused persons in pursuance of criminal conspiracy with other co-accused persons made attempt to murder the family members of said Minister present in the house at the time of attack. An alleged loss of Rs.14 crore(approx) was caused during the attack of arson, rioting and dacoity etc.

Further investigation of the case is kept open in respect of remaining accused and to unearth the larger conspiracy involved in the case.

The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.



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