Himachal pleads against bail to Kachru ragging accused

Dharamsala, July 21 (Calcutta Tube) Himachal Pradesh has again moved the court for setting aside the bail granted to four students accused of ragging medical student Aman Kachru, leading to his death last year, an official said here Wednesday.

However, the court has listed the matter for hearing Friday.

‘An appeal challenging the decision of fast-track court judge Purinder Vaidya has been filed. The court yesterday (Tuesday) asked the accused to file the reply to the petition and listed the matter for hearing July 23,’ District Deputy Attorney R.K. Kaushal told IANS.

He said the accused – Ajay Verma, Naveen Verma, Abhinav Verma and Mukul Sharma – have been asked to be present in the court on the next date of petition hearing.

Aman, 19, died March 8, 2009, a few hours after being allegedly ragged by four final-year students of the Rajendra Prasad Medical College at Tanda town in Kangra district. Subsequently, they were arrested.

The court granted bail to the accused after 16 months of custody July 17.

After the bail was granted, Aman’s father Rajendra Kachru said: ‘The prosecution has not taken my son’s case seriously. It was a setback for the campaign against ragging. I am highly disappointed by the court ruling. It certainly gives a wrong message.’

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