Typo error in verdict leads to release of double-murder convict in Delhi

A man who was accused of double murder and awarded a life term imprisonment had to released because of this typo error in the verdict

As strange as it may sound, in a shocking incident, twin murder convict had to be released due to a typographical error in the order. The man who was freed post error in the verdict announced by the Delhi High Court had reportedly been absconding for over three months.

According to a Hindustan Times report, the man who hs been identified as Jitender alias Kalla’s disappearance was also considered as a threat to the eye-witness. The verdict was announced by Justice GS Sistani and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal on December 24, 2016.

It was because of the mess up in the verdict that Jitender who was awarded life sentence had to be released after serving a prison term for 16 years. He was charged with the murder of Anil Bhadana, who was the president of Satyawati College Students’ Union.

Following which, he murdered the father of an eye-witness to the murder. The report added that the bench recently revealed that there was a typographical error in the verdict due to which he was released in December 2016 and that they have made changes and deleted the statement,”“… to the period already undergone by the appellant i.e. 16 years and 10 months” and “The appellant be released forthwith, if not required in any other case…”

The bench further directed the police officials to take the required steps and arrest Jitender. The court has also asked the officials to provide protection to the eye-witness.

Jitender had opened fire on Anil Bhadana in a wedding reception held in Delhi in the year 1999. He also shot the father of the eye-witness after he could not find the main eye-witness home.

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