He was busy recording songs for his music album ‘Garib ki Jindegani’ at a famous Jain pilgrimage place of Jharkhand – Parasnath Shikharji – on the day of the incident in relation to which he has given the death sentence. This fact can be corroborated by the statements of the artists and technicians who participated in the recording that day. It is unfortunate that they were not even called to depose before the court. All the people who are associated with the adivasi art and culture of Jharkhand know Jeetan Marandi very well. The charges in which he has been framed and the sentence pronounced against him are a part of the conspiracy to crush the adivasi consciousness and its popular culture.