Ranchi, Mar 16: A trial court in Jharkhand on Friday convicted 11 Gau Rakshaks (cow vigilantes) including a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in the Alimuddin Ansari lynching case.

 

All accused were found guilty under IPC Section 302 (murder). Three of the accused were convicted under Section 120B (conspiracy). The quantum of punishment will be announced on March 20.

On June 29 last year, Alimuddin alias Asgar Ansari was lynched to death near Bajartand village for carrying the “banned meat” in a Maruti van. A group of people stopped him and brutally attacked him.

 

They also set his van on fire. Police personnel rescued him and took him to a hospital where he died during the course of treatment.