Today Delhi High Court rebuked UP Government for not filling affidavit on Hashimpura. Next hearing is to be scheduled on 28-1-15 when the court is likely to deliver a final verdict on perhaps the most awaited case.
Hashimpura Massacre took place on 22 May 1987, during the Hindu-Muslim riots in Meerut city in Uttar Pradesh, India, when 19 personnel of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) allegedly rounded up 42 Muslim youth from the Hashimpura Mohalla of the city.
In May 2000, 16 of the 19 accused surrendered, and were later released on bail, while 3 were already dead. The trial of the case was transferred by the Supreme Court Of India in 2002 from Ghaziabad to the Tis Hazari complex in Delhi where it is the oldest pending case.
In May 2006, charges were filed against all the accused PAC men for murder, conspiracy to murder, attempt to murder, tampering with evidence etc. under Sections 302/ 120B/ 307/ 201/ 149/ 364/ 148/ 147 IPC, and the trial listed to begin in July. By May 2010, 63 of the 161 persons listed as witnesses, by CB-CID of Uttar Pradesh Police, which investigated the case had been examined.
On 16 October 2012, president of the Janta Party, Subramanian Swamy moved to Delhi court seeking to probe into the alleged role of Union Minister of State for Home at the time, P.Chidambaram’s in the Hashmirpura massacre.