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Nine get life sentence in Bihar in 18 days trial

A court in record 18 days awarded life sentence to nine persons for abduction an eminent doctor on February 7 this year.

india Updated: May 26, 2006 13:09 IST

In one of the fastest ever trials in Bihar, a court in record 18 days awarded life sentence to nine persons for abduction an eminent doctor on February 7 this year.

The Fast Track Court headed by District and Session Judge Arun Kumar Srivastava on Thursday convicted the nine for abducting doctor Shashi Kumar Sinha and his driver from Tilauthu area of Rohtas district.

The judge also directed the state government to pay the victims compensation as well as the money that was paid as ransom to the kidnappers, by recovering the entire amount from the movable and immovable property of the convicts.

Describing the judgement as a morale booster for the police whose image was at stake because of the kidnapping, Superintendent of Police of Rohtas NH Khan said the judgment would help the police further improve law and order situation in the district.

Doctor Sinha of Dehri-on-Sone of Rohtas district and his driver were abducted on February 7 this year.

The SP said on February 24, the son of the abducted doctor paid Rs 12 lakh at Ranchi to the abductors for the safe release of his father. However, the abductors did not keep their promise and demanded another Rs 10 lakh for his release.

Khan later constituted a task force, which freed the doctor from the clutches of his kidnappers from Patna on March 10.