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Respite for accused in one murder case

india Updated: Jun 06, 2009 23:30 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Hindustan Times
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A Haryana Sessions Court on Saturday acquitted five alleged killers of the dreaded Maxi Cab gang in a murder that took place in Manesar in 2006 for want of enough evidence.

Additional Sessions Judge YS Rothor acquitted Promod alias Bhutan (24), Danny (21), Budhram (25), Mukesh (25) and Rohtash (32) in a case of murder of an unknown man (32) whose decomposed body was found in an open drain near Manesar just off NH-8 on October 9, 2006.

Two other accused in the same case are juvenile and are being tried under the Indian Juvenile Act separately.

The police had named seven persons in this particular case.

Four of these seven accused have already been convicted in three other cases and have been sentenced for life term in jail in two cases and 10-years in jail in another case.

In November 2006, Gurgaon police had busted a gang of Maxi Cab killers and arrested nine persons (18-32 years), two of which are juveniles, all residents of village Bhora Kalan.

In Saturday's case, police said the accused killed a 32-year-old man in a moving cab in October 2006.

The accused had allegedly found only Rs 300 from the pocket of the deceased. The victim’s identity remains unknown till today.

Other victims of the gang included MNC executive Sachin Jain and MBA student Ashish Bhagoria. About 20 more cases are under trial in the fast track court in Gurgaon against the gang.

The police had claimed that the gang had admitted to having killed about 28 persons whom they had offered lift in their cabs during 2005-06.