Jayant Sinha
Jayant Sinha

Law will take its own course in Ramgarh lynching case: Jayant Sinha

ANI | Updated: Jul 07, 2018 12:57 IST

Hazaribagh (Jharkhand) [India], July 07 (ANI): Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Saturday said the law will take its own course in Ramgarh lynching case and the accused will be punished.
Speaking to ANI, the Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation said, "When these people got bail, they came to my house; I wished them well. Let the law take its own course in the future, the accused will be punished and those innocent will be set free."
Sinha reiterated that he is a public representative, and has taken an oath to protect the law.
He further asserted that the accused in the case should be punished as no one has the right to take law into their hands.
"I have already clarified my stand. The accused should be punished. I am a public representative and a minister; I have taken an oath to protect the law. No one has the right to take law in their hands," Sinha said.
Earlier in the day, the Union Minister expressed his views on the incident, which invited a political slugfest.
Sinha in a series of tweets had said that the Ranchi High Court has suspended the sentence of the accused and released them on bail.
Sinha, who represents the Hazaribagh seat in Lok Sabha, yesterday felicitated eight men convicted for killing a meat trader in Jharkhand last year.
In a picture that has gone viral, the Union Minister could be seen garlanding the convicts in the Ramgarh lynching case in Jharkhand at his residence on the outskirts of Hazaribagh.
A Ramgarh Court had sentenced the 11 accused to a lifetime imprisonment in connection with the Alimuddin murder case in Ramgarh district.
Alimuddin, also known as Asgar Ansari, was intercepted by a mob and beaten to death in June last year over suspicions of transporting beef in his vehicle near Bazartand village. The mob later set the vehicle ablaze.
Following the lynching incident, section 144 was imposed in Ramgarh. (ANI)