Seven accused of stealing shrouds from graveyards in U.P. and selling them granted bail
The police arrested them final month and had claimed to have recovered over 500 items of shrouds and different fabric objects from them.
A neighborhood courtroom in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat has granted bail to seven individuals, together with three fabric merchants associated to one another, after the police failed to provide proof concerning the pretend stickers and ribbons they allegedly used to promote the fabric made by recreating shrouds stolen by them from crematoriums and graveyards.
The seven have been arrested by police final month on fees of allegedly stealing items of cloths used as shrouds in crematoriums and graveyards earlier than cleansing them and packing them with pretend stickers and ribbons of a Gwalior firm. They allegedly bought the recreated fabric for an excellent worth in the market.
While arresting them, the police had claimed to have recovered over 500 items of shrouds and different fabric objects from them.
Judge Sazia Nazar Zaidi, session choose (in-charge), in the bail order dated June 1 famous that the prosecution neither produced any doc concerning any felony case beforehand filed in the matter nor the pretend stickers and ribbons of a Gwalior firm allegedly utilized by the accused to market the refurbished shrouds.
The accused pleaded that they have been falsely implicated and mentioned that the fabric recovered from them weren’t shrouds, stolen or in any other case.
The accused individuals Pravin Jain and his son Ashish Jain run a fabric retailer in Baraut, whereas their relative Rishab Jain, who additionally runs a separate retailer, was visiting them when he was arrested, the accused mentioned. The different 4 individuals are Pravin Jain’s employees who have been allegedly working from residence because of the lockdown. They submitted payments to indicate buy of the fabric.
The Jain father-son argued that because of the lockdown, they have been assorting “cut-piece cloth” after setting them proper and packing them.
The courtroom mentioned the fabric allegedly recovered from the merchants and proven to be shrouds could be a matter of proof.