New Delhi, Aug 14 IANS | 8 months ago

A court here Thursday sentenced Sher Singh Rana to life imprisonment for killing bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi in 2001. Following is the timeline of the murder case

July 25, 2001: Phoolan Devi, then Samajwadi Party parliamentarian from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh, is shot dead outside her residence at Ashoka Road in New Delhi.

July 27, 2001: The prime accused Sher Singh Rana is arrested from Dehradun.

July 28 and 29, 2001: Phoolan Devi's personal security officer, who sustained serious bullet injuries, records his statement before police.

Oct 23, 2001: Delhi Police files chargesheet against Sher Singh Rana and 11 others.

Sep 18, 2002: Court frames charges against the accused.

Feb 17, 2004: Rana runs away from Tihar Jail in New Delhi.

June 2, 2006: Rana is arrested in Kolkata.

Nov 13, 2013: One of the accused dies in Tihar jail.

July 16 2014: Court reserves judgment order.

Aug 8, 2014: Court convicts Rana; 10 accused are acquitted.

Aug 12, 2014: Court reserves its order on sentence against Rana.

Aug 14, 2014: Court sentences Sher Singh Rana to life imprisonment.

(Posted on 14-08-2014)

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