Mob lynchings: Social activist Harsh Mander files petition in Jharkhand High Court

Jharkhand: Social activist Harsh Mander filed petition in Jharkhand High Court against the mob lynching incidents.

In the petition he listed the incidents along with the name of the districts where these heinous crimes occurred.

The copy of PIL can be downloaded (click here).

Sr. N. District Date of Incident Person/s Lynched Person Injured FIR No. Status of Trial/Speedy Trial
1 Latehar 18/03/16 1)      Imtiyaz Khan

2)      Mazloom Ansari

0 Balumath P.S. Case no. 42/16 Trial Complete/No Speedy Trial
2 Ramgarh 29/06/17 1)      Alimuddin Ansari 0 Ramgarh P.S. Case no. 198/17 Complete/ Speedy Trial
3 East Singhbhum 18/05/17 1)      Seikh Halim

2)      Seraj Khan

3)      Md Sajjad

4)      Seikh Nayeem

0 Rajnagar P.S. Case No. 31/17


Trial is Going on/No Speedy Trial
4 East Singhbhum 18/05/17 1)      Gaurav Verma

2)      Vikash Verma

3)      Ganesh Gupta

4)      Ram Chandra Devi

1 Bagbera P.S. Case No. 91/17 Trial is Going on/No Speedy Trial
5 Garhwa 19/08/17 1)      Ramesh Minz Bhandaria PS Case No 49/17 Evidence stage. No speedy trial
6 Palamu 06/09/18 1)      Bublu Mushhar 2 Pandu P.S. Case No. 45/18 Trial is Going on/No Speedy Trial
7 Palamu 12/03/19 1)      Vakil Khan 4 Haider Nagar P.S. 17/19 Under Investigation
8 Godda 13/06/18 1)      Chiraguddin

2)      Murtaza Ansari

0 Deodar P.S. Case No 28/18 Trial is Going on/No Speedy Trial
9 Gumla 10/05/19 1)      Prakash Lakda 3 Dumri P.S.Case No. 09/19 Under Investigation
10 Ranchi 10/06/18 Attempt to Lynch 1-Azharul


Nagri PS Case No. 90/18 Evidence stage. No speedy trial
11 Giridih 02/09/17 Attempt to Lynch 1-Rahman Mian Bengabad PS Case No. 314/17 Evidence stage. No speedy trial


It may be mentioned that recently, Tabrez Ansari (22) was brutally thrashed by a mob at Dhatkidih village in Seraikela district on suspicion of stealing a bike.

The incident came to light after a video went viral in which Mandal was seen beating Ansari, who was tied to a tree.

Ansari’s wife Shaista Parveen lodged an FIR at the Seraikela police station alleging that he was caught by some people while he was on his way back on a bike from Jamshedpur last Monday. He was tied to a tree and beaten up brutally, and also forced to chant “Jai Sri Ram”.

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According to police sources, initially Ansari tried to save himself by calling himself “Sonu”. However, he was forced to reveal his real name after the mob asked him to chant “Jai Sri Ram”.

After the thrashing, the mob handed him over to the police, which took him to a police post. However, he had to be admitted to a hospital after his condition worsened and he died at the hospital on Sunday.

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Ansari’s wife has questioned the role of the police in her husband’s death alleging that he was not given timely medical treatment.

With inputs from IANS