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Behmai Massacre- 39-year-old case postponed due to disappearance of original case diary, court will now hear on January 24

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh): The verdict on the killing of 39 years ago in Behmai village of Kanpur Dehat was postponed. Special Judge Sudhir Kumar was scheduled to deliver the verdict on Saturday, but the original case diary was not available. According to public prosecutor Raju Porwal, the court has issued a notice to the Sessions Clerk on missing the case diary. The next hearing will be on 24 January. The court has till then directed the employees to present the case diary. A decision in this case was to come earlier on January 6, but it was deferred when asked for time to present the arguments of the defense.

On 14 February 1981, Phoolan, along with 35 of his comrades, fired hundreds of bullets in 5 minutes on 26 people of Behmai. Of these 20 were killed. Fulan was the main accused, but his name was removed after death. After this, the case was tried on 5 accused Shyam Babu, Bhikha, Vishwanath, Posha and Ram Singh. Of this, Ram Singh died in jail on 13 February 2019. Posha is in jail. The three accused are out on bail.

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