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Chronology: 1987 Hashimpura massacre

In 1987, 42 Muslims were killed by Provincial Armed Constabulary in two massacres in Ghaziabad district.

The Army had forced all the residents of Hashimpura out of their homes onto the road, and searched their homes. (Source: Praveen Jain)
The Army had forced all the residents of Hashimpura out of their homes onto the road, and searched their homes. (Source: Praveen Jain)

Following is the chronology of events relating to 1987 Hashimpura Massacre case in which a Delhi court on Saturday acquitted 16 persons, giving them benefit of doubt:

May 22, 1987: 50 Muslims picked up allegedly by Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel from Hashimpura village in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

May, 1987: Victims shot and bodies thrown into canal. 42 persons declared dead.

1996: Charge sheet filed against 19 accused before Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ghaziabad by CB-CID of Uttar Pradesh police. 161 people listed as witnesses.

Sept 2002: Case transferred to Delhi by the Supreme Court on petition by the families of victims and survivors.

Jul 2006: Delhi court frames charges of murder, attempt to murder, tampering with evidence and conspiracy under the IPC against 17 accused.

Jan 22, 2015: Court reserves judgement for February 21.

Feb 21: Court defers verdict as it was not ready.

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Mar 21: Court acquits 16 surviving accused giving them benefit of doubt regarding their identity.