Shimla: After having fast tracked on Thursday, the issue of bail being granted to four medical students in the Aman Kachroo’s death allegedly caused by ragging case by a trial court, the Himachal High Court today adjourned the matter and posted it for Monday.
Based on media reports, High Court Judge DD Sud on Thursday in a suo motto action had expressly got notices served on the accused Ajay Verma, Naveen Verma, Abhinav Verma and Mukul Sharma through SP Kangra seeking their presence in the High Court on Saturday to consider why their bail should not be canceled.
In response to a My Himachal query, advocate general RK Bawa said that we did let the court know that we were prepared to argue the case right away as even one day was important, however the court relented to the defendants argument that they had not been provided a set of documents on which a defense could be put up.
After spending 16 months in jail, since March 2009, the four medicosâ€™s accused of brutal ragging were granted bail by a fast track court at Dharmshala on 17th July.
Separately the trail court at Dharmshala did take up the governmentâ€™s application seeking cancellation of bail to the accused on Friday and has posted the matter for 2 August.
District court prosecutor at Dharamshala, RK Kaushal, over phone said that the trial court granted the accused time till 2 August for consideration and to file reply in the application moved for bail cancellation.
Sources disclosed that the trial court while granting bail had taken into account that all material evidence and most witnesses had been examined and the remaining 21 witnesses needing to be examined, were all government officers who could not be influenced by the defendants.
Aman Kachroo, a 19 year old fresher at Rajendra Prasad Medical College at Tanda in Kangra district had died on 8 March, 2009, after allegedly having succumbed to injuries sustained by ragging by the four
final year students.
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