Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court will start hearing the appeals
filed by eight convicts of the Khairlanji Dalit killing case from
A division bench will comprise of Justices A P
Lavande and P B Vairale.
In September last year, the trial court at Bhandara
awarded capital punishment to six convicts, while two were given
life imprisonment for killing four members of Bhotmange family.
The convicts are: Sakru Binjawar, Shatrughan Dhande,
Vishwanath Dhande, Ramu Dhande, Jagdish Mandlekar, Prabhakar
Mandlekar, Gopal Binjawar and Shishupal Dhande.
Three persons, Mahipal Dhande, Dharampal Dhande and
Purushottam Titarmare, were acquitted for lack of evidence.
The CBI had filed an appeal seeking death sentence
for Binjawar and Dhande, and reversal of acquittal of the trio.
The agency had said all the accused were convicted
for same crime and hence deserve same punishment.
The High Court had asked the CBI to prepare a
detailed chart-mentioning role of each of the accused in the case
along with details of charges framed against them and supporting
evidences produced before the trial court.