On July 5, 2016, the Judicial Magistrate of Ranchi has ordered one year imprisonment for J.S. Majumdar, CPI(M) Central Committee member and former secretary of Jharkhand State Committee, Suphal Mahto, State Secretariat member and former Secretary of Ranchi District Committee along with other 18 activists of CPI(M), including Amit Mahto present M.L.A of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha.
False charges u/s 143/151/341/353 of Cr.P.C, were framed against them, while a protest programme was being organized on 1st March 2005 against attack on CPI(M) activists at Muri of Ranchi district, by the miscreants of AJSU party led by Sudesh Mahto, former Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
Police had acted as directed by the AJSU-BJP combine and framed false charges, while no step was taken against the miscreants of AJSU party.
The Jharkhand State Secretariat of CPI(M) while strongly condemning the politically motivated conspiracy, has decided to appeal before the higher court and also combat it politically.