NEW DELHI: The 16 policemen of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) of the Uttar Pradesh police have been sentenced to life for Hashimpura massacre.
The policemen had picked up innocent men from a Muslim-dominated part of Meerut, took them away and shot them dead. The HC has overturned the trial court decision and has convicted the PAC personnel.
The massacre had taken place in 1987. Vir Bahadur Singh was chief minister in the Congress government. Since then, Congress could never win the state. [October 31 2018 NewsBits.in]