The Special MP/ MLA court in  Ranchi today has awarded life sentence to ex JMM MLA Paulus Surin and extremist Jaitha Kachhap in a double murder case. 

The case was registered with Karra police station in Jharkhand’s Khunti district on May 25,2013. Surin also had allegiance with left- wing extremists ( Naxals) before joining politics. 

The court of Additional Judicial Commissioner Dinesh Kumar had convicted Surin and Kacchap under Section 302 of Indian Penal Code and Section 27 of the Arms Act on April 7. 


On April 10, the same court awarded life term jail to both accused Surin and Kacchap. for his minor daughter on several occasions, and then impregnating her.

Arguments on the point of sentencing was fixed for April 10 when the court made public its judgement.  

Record shows that Social worker Bhushan Kumar Singh and Ram Govind were playing cards near home of the former in an afternoon in the summer of 2013 when Naxals approached them and started firing indiscriminately, leading to their deaths. 

The chart sheet filed by the police revealed that Paulus Surin blamed Singh for being a “ police informer” and had asked him to stay away from such activities. 

The case was heard for almost three years in a Khunti court before it was transferred to the special MP/MLA court. 

Surin had represented Torpa ST Reserve Assembly constituency of Jharkhand. As many as 12 prosecution witnesses were examined to establish the argument against Surin and Kacchap in the case. 

There were six accused.Among them four, including three women, were discharged because of lack of evidence.

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