A special court in Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur district on Friday sentenced 30 people to life imprisonment in the Phool Mohammad murder case in 2011.
The convicts include former deputy superintendent of police Mahendra Singh.
The court, hearing the case probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), had on Wednesday acquitted 49.
“The court had convicted 30 people, including the then deputy superintendent of police, in the case. While pronouncing the sentence on Friday, all of them were given life imprisonment and different fines under different sections,” CBI lawyer Sridas Singh told PTI news agency.
During a communal riot in the area, SHO Phool Mohammad was injured and thus took refuge in his official vehicle. However, this vehicle was later burnt by the riotous mob, wherein Phool Mohammad was burnt alive, ANI news agency reported.
The convicted persons were identified as Mahendra Singh Tanwar alias Mahender Singh Kalbeliya, the then Deputy SP of Sawai Madhopur, Radheshyam Mali, Parmanand Meena, Ballo alias Bablu Mali, Prithviraj Meena, Ramcharan Meena, Chiranjilal Mali, Sher Singh Meena, Harji Mali, Ramesh Meena, Kalu, Bajranga Khatik, Murari Meena, Chaturbhuj Meena, Banwari Meena, Ramkaran Meena, Hansraj Mali, Shankar Lal Mali, Banwari Meena, Dharmendra Meena; Guman Meena, Yogendra Nath, Brijesh Mali, Hanuman alias Daga, Ramjilal, Makhan Meena, Rambharosi Meena, Mohan, Mukesh Mali alias Mukesh Taylor and Shyamlal Mali.