New Delhi: Even as a Delhi court on Monday sentenced seventeen Uttarakhand policemen to serve life terms in prison for gunning down MBA graduate, Ranveer Singh in a jungle in 2009, the family of the latter demanded that they should have been given death sentences.
Ranveer’s lawyer A.T. Rao confirmed the verdict.
Expressing their unhappiness with the court’s verdict, Ranveer’s father, Ravinderpal Singh, said: “I am not satisfied with the verdict because I wanted them to get death sentence, and for that,I will go to high court also.”
ANI was told that all of the accused policemen have been charged under Sections 302, 364, 120B, 201 and 218 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Meanwhile, the families of the accused staged protests outside the Tis Hazari court, blaming the CBI for holding a wrong enquiry, and thereby, demanded a fresh probe in the case.
The mother of one of the accused cops, Saurav Nautiyal, said in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, “My son is innocent and should not be punished. In fact, all the 17 policemen are innocent. We don’t agree with the CBI and the judge because both have given a one-sided decision.”