A fast track court on Saturday announced life term for five members of the Maxi Cab serial killers' gang in the murder case of a 50-year old trader in October 2006.
They were charged of strangulating the trader in a moving jeep before looting Rs 1,400 from him. They had dumped the body at a secluded place near Farrukhnagar.
Gurgaon police had busted their gang of nine persons — all aged between 18 years and 32 years — on November 6, 2006.
All the nine hailed from Bhora Kalan village on NH-8.
After the arrests, the police had said they had killed 26 or 28 people (they did not remember the exact number) in 2005-06.
They threw their bodies either in the bushes or in drains.
Police got a lead about the gang after the murder of Ashish Bhagoria (23), an MBA from Gwalior, whose decomposed body was found in a gutter in Sector 29, Gurgaon.
He was the last victim of this gang. Their victims also included an MNC executive Sachin Jain who worked with a pizza chain in DLF Cybercity, Gurgaon.
Police filed chargesheets in 22 cases against the nine. The remaining cases are under investigation stage.
In six cases, the verdict has already been announced. They have been convicted in four cases and acquitted in two.
All the nine accused underwent brain mapping and lie detection tests in Bangalore.
Additional Sessions Judge B.L. Singhal on Saturday announced rigorous imprisonment for life for Parmod alias Bhutan, Ravi, Vikram, Mukesh and Rohtash for killing Mahender Singh (50) of Farrukhnagar.
Singh ran a garment shop in Pataudi. They had offered to drop Singh home in Pataudi and on the way robbed him and strangled him.
The members of the gang have been convicted for 10 years in one case and for life term in two cases.