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Six Maxi cab killers held guilty, sentencing on Monday

india Updated: May 02, 2009 23:13 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja

A fast track court on Saturday held guilty six members of the dreaded Maxi cab serial killers gang in two separate cases of murders.

The gang was allegedly involved in the killing of 24 people, including an MNC executive, in 2006.

The two cases in which the court would award sentence on Monday included murder of a factory worker (25) and an unknown person from whose pockets, the killers had recovered Rs 2 and Rs 150 only, respectively. Gurgaon police had arrested nine persons including two juveniles, all residents of Bhora Kalan village in Gurgaon, in November 2006.

Police said the gang would offer lifts to passengers in their Maxi cab mostly on NH-8 during evening hours, kill them and search their pockets for cash, snatch other valuables before dumping their bodies.

Additional Sessions Judge B.L. Singhal on Saturday held Promod alias Bhutan (24), Ravi (21), Budhram (25), Mukesh (25) and Rohtash (32) guilty for the murder of Rajesh Kumar, a factory worker.

All the five had allegedly offered Rajesh a lift in their Maxi cab around 8.00 p.m. on January 28, 2006. The victim was on his way home to Om Nagar. The accused had strangulated him with a belt and had recovered Rs 2 from his pocket after killing him.

They later dumped his body on Shikohpur Road. The accused had told the police that before dumping his body, they put the money back in the victim’s pocket.

In another case, the same court held Vikram alias Vicky (22), Promod and Mukesh for the murder of an unknown person (19) whose body was recovered on April 26, 2006 on Bilaspur-Tauroo Road.

In this case too the victim was strangulated with the help of a belt. The accused had recovered Rs 150 from his pocket. The trio had revealed to the police that they had purchased diesel with the money.

Earlier on February 3, in the first ever conviction in these killings, a local court had sentenced five cabbies of this gang to 10 years each in jail on charges of robbing and attempting to murder a passenger on NH- 8. Pramod, Rohtas, Budhram, Ravi Kumar and Mukesh were involved in this case.