Jaypee cement company MD Sunny Gaur booked for murder, court issues arrest warrant against him

Sunny Gaur, the managing director (MD) of Jaiprakash Associates Limited, which is commonly known as Jaypee group, has been charged with murder.

Gaur and his associates Rajneesh Gaud, KP Sharma, Ramesh Gupta, Ajay Singh Rana, Shiv Shankar Chaubey, DP Rawat, Sanjay Kumar Singh and Raghunandan have been booked for murder.

The Rewa district court has now issued non-bailable arrest warrant against all these seven persons. The case dates back to September 22, 2007 when agitating farmers were shot at the gate of JP cement factory in Rewa.

In the protest, Raghvendra Singh, was killed and 50 others were injured. But no case of murder was registered. The FIR had nine names but instead two security personnel were made accused in the case. The CID inquiry also brought no result as the case was closed.

Later the public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in Jabalpur high court. It led to directions given to Rewa court to take cognisance. The Communist party and other local leaders have been alleging that the Jaypee group has the support and protection of the ruling BJP government.

The court has now booked all accused for murder. The accused Sunny Gaur and all others named in case have a non-bailable arrest warrant issued against them. The case assumes importance as it shows lack of interest on part of police in taking action against culprits.

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