Jhankar Saikia’s case: Convicted persons’ families not satisfied with court’s ruling

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Staff Reporter

DIPHU, Feb 26: Several organizations in the district stated that family members of the convicted persons are not satisfied with the Diphu Judicial Court’s ruling on Jhankar Saikia’s case. This was stated during a joint press conference held at the KSA’s office in Diphu today.

Organizations comprising of JACAS, Karbi Students’ Association (KSA), Karbi Farmer’s Association, Hills Tribal League (HTL), Karbi Students’ Union, Karbi Students’ & Youth Council, Karbi Anglong Indigenous Youth Association (KAIYA) and Karbi National Assembly (KNA) during the joint press conference said that family members of the persons convicted are not satisfied with the decision of the district court’s verdict.

“No such act were committed by the persons under IPC section 302 as slapped on them by district judicial court during its hearing on February 24, 2020,” the organizations’ leaders said.

Later in their press note, the organizations said, “We have faith in the judicial system and hopefully expect that the honourable court would take judicious decision leaving no scope of punishing the innocents. Further, we expect the Honourable Court would take the community/tribe, age, family-background, physical condition of persons convicted into consideration while taking decision so that the convicts, their family members and the society are reasonably satisfied by the decision.”

It may be mentioned that 12 persons were convicted by Diphu Judicial Court on Monday under Sections 147, 341, 323, 302 and 149 on Jhankar Saikia’s death case which took place in 2013.