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Hashimpura massacre: Five more convicts surrender before Tis Hazari court

ANI | Updated: Nov 27, 2018 20:39 IST

New Delhi [India] Nov. 27 (ANI): Five more convicts in the Hashimpura massacre case surrendered before Tis Hazari court on Tuesday.
On November 22, four out of 15 ex-personnel of the Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) surrendered before the court. The court had issued a non-bailable warrant against those who had failed to surrender.
The Delhi High Court in October awarded life imprisonment to 16 former PAC personnel for killing around 42 people of a minority community during a riot in Hashimpura district in Uttar Pradesh.
The bench had also observed that it was a targeted killing by the security personnel.
A major turnaround, however, came when 78-year-old Ranvir Singh Vishnoi, who was posted at the police line during the massacre, produced a police general diary as additional evidence after the case was reopened in the Delhi High Court on the National Human Rights Commission's (NHRC) appeal.
As per the details of the general diary, information of PAC jawans, weapons and bullets were sent to the PAC at Pillokhari police post on May 22, 1987, at 7.50 pm. (ANI)