Diphu: The Karbi Anglong Joint Social Organization of Karbi Student Association, Hill Tribal League chairman Saising Rongpi, JACAS chairman Khorsing Teron, Karbi Students’ Union, Karbi National Assembly, Karbi Farmers’ Association and KAIYA called a press meet at the KSA office on Wednesday regarding the Diphu Judicial Court vs Sarsing Teron and others case (Case No. SC TI 59/2018).
The court had convicted 12 persons. The case relates to an incident of mob frenzy that took place in Diphu town in 2013. An altercation over auto fare caused the mob frenzy and one Jhankar Saikia got killed in the unfortunate incident. In the legal proceedings, the 12 persons were found guilty under Sections 147 (Rioting), 341 (wrongful restraint), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 302 (murder) read with Section 149 (a livery member of unlawful assembly guilty of an offence committed in prosecution of common object) of the IPC.
The family members of the persons convicted are not satisfied with the decision of the court and they are going to appeal in the higher court because no such ingredient of an offense under Section 302 of the IPC was committed by the persons convicted.
“Considering the situation on that fateful day, we too are not satisfied with their conviction under Section 302 of the IPC. We have faith in the judicial system and hopefully expect that the court will take judicious decisions leaving no scope of punishing the innocent. Further, we expect the court will take the community/tribe, age, family background, physical condition of persons convicted into consideration while making a decision so that the convicts, their family members, and the society are reasonably satisfied by the decision,” said the leaders of the organizations.