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2013 Kamduni gangrape case: TMC hails verdict; Opposition questions delay and acquital

Both Left and the Congress questioned why it took so "long" for the police to place the charge sheet and why it "failed" to get evidence against the two who were acquitted by the court.

By: PTI | Kolkata | January 30, 2016 9:57:08 pm
2013 Kamduni gangrape and murder case, Kamduni, Kamduni case verdict, Kamduni gangrape verdict, Kamduni verdict Left, Kamduni gangarape verdict congress, West bengal news, india news, latest news Women shout slogans in front of a local court during a hearing in the Kamduni gangrape and murder case in Kolkata. (Source: PTI)

The ruling Trinamool Congress on Saturday hailed the judgement in the Kamduni gangrape and murder case as a big achievement of the state administration while the opposition Left Front and Congress questioned the ‘delay’ and acquittal of two accused respectively.

“It is a big achievement of the administration,” TMC leader Mukul Roy said.

“We are happy with the judgement. Those who have committed the crime, the judicial system has punished them. We are happy that the culprits have been punished,” TMC leader and state Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim said.

Three persons, convicted in the brutal Kamduni gangrape and murder of a 21-year-old college student over two years back, were today sentenced to death by a city court while three others got life imprisonment.

Additional Sessions Judge Sanchita Sarkar handed out capital sentence to Aminul Ali, Saiful Ali and Ansar Ali, while Imanul Islam, Aminul Islam and Bhola Naskar were sentenced to life imprisonment for the gangrape and murder of the young woman on June 7, 2013.

The Opposition, however, questioned why it took so “long” for the police to place the charge sheet and why it “failed” to get evidence against the two who were acquitted by the court.

“What took so long for the police to book those criminals? If police had acted impartially then the two who were acquitted could also have been booked,” a Left Front leader said.

WBPCC President Adhir Chowdhury too welcomed the judgement but questioned the role of police in the probe which led to acquittal of two other accused.

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