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Robbery bid of Rs 20 earns duo lengthy jail terms

A futile bid to rob a watchman of a mere Rs 20 has landed a youth in jail for two years and another, who also brandished a knife in the act, for seven years.

delhi Updated: Jan 06, 2011 00:55 IST

A futile bid to rob a watchman of a mere Rs 20 has landed a youth in jail for two years and another, who also brandished a knife in the act, for seven years.

While convicting the duo — Zakir (21) and Jitender (24), and handing them the punishment — Additional Sessions Judge V K Bansal pointed out that a meagre sum of R20, which they tried to rob from the watchman, does not downplay the gravity of the sentence.

“They (Jitender and Zakir) took away whatever was in his (watchman’s) possession, but only R20 were found in the wallet, which in any manner does not effect the gravity of the offence,” Bansal said while sentencing the duo.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 each on the duo.

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