In the first ever conviction in the serial killing of 28 passengers by the ‘Maxi Cab gang’, a local court on Tuesday sentenced five cabbies to 10 years each in jail.
They have been charged for robbing and attempting to kill a passenger on National Highway No. 8.
The court also slapped a penalty of Rs 5,000 each accused.
The five accused, along with four others (all aged between 18 and 28), were arrested in November 2006 for charges of killing 26 passengers.
The gang would offer lifts to waiting passengers on the highway, strangle them after taking them to an isolated spot and loot them of their cash and other belongings.
Police said at least 20 more cases of murder and robbery were still pending against the accused and their other four accomplices in various courts in Gurgaon, Rewari and Jhajjar.