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Next hearing in Behmai massacre case scheduled on Feb 26

The verdict in the Behmai massacre case, in which 20 people were killed allegedly by bandit Phoolan Devi s gang in 1981, which was supposed to be delivered on January 6, has been postponed again with the next hearing listed for February 26. The date for pronouncing the verdict on the role of the four surviving accused in the case that shook the country nearly four decades ago could not be fixed on Wednesday in the absence of the original case diary (CD), District Government Counsel (criminal) Raju Porwal said. The court has listed the case on February 26 with strict instructions to the office staff and the police to trace the original CD and place it before the court, Porwal said. It has also made it clear that it will hear the arguments over the missing case diary first before listing the case for pronouncing of judgement. Porwal said the superintendent of police of Kanpur Dehat has made a written request to the special judge (UP dacoity-affected area), seeking more time to present ..

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