Kambalapalli: State moves SC

Kambalapalli: State moves SC

Kambalapalli: State moves SC

The Karnataka government on Monday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the Karnataka High Court order upholding a trial court verdict acquitting 32 people accused in massacring dalits, in Kambalapalli 15 years ago. 

In its petition, the Karnataka government sought quashing of the High Court order dated September 21, 2014, saying, “If the said judgment of the High Court is complied with, it would cause great injustice and hardship to the prosecution.”

"The impugned judgment having binding effect on all the subordinate courts, has set a bad precedent in Karnataka.

It is absolutely necessary that the operation of the impugned judgment to the extent challenged may kindly be stayed, pending disposal of the above Special Leave Petition, in the interest of justice”, the State said in its prayer.

A bench of the Supreme Court headed by Deepak Mishra admitted the petition and posted for further hearing. 7 dalits were burnt alive by people from upper castes at Kambalapalli village in Chintamani taluk, on March 11, 2000.  A trail court had acquitted the accused after witnesses turned hostile. Though the Karnataka government filed a criminal appeal, the High Court of Karnataka dismissed it.

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