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After being convicted, robber threatens to jump off court building

mumbai Updated: Aug 25, 2010 01:16 IST
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Minutes after a robber was sentenced to seven years in jail in an armed robbery case, he created a ruckus in the courtroom on Tuesday.

On Monday, when sessions court judge M.J. Mirza convicted Sajan Ali Mohammed Salim Sheikh, but not his two alleged accomplices, he threw a fit and started using foul language in the courtroom.

The policemen immediately dragged out of the courtroom, but Sheikh threatened to jump off the third floor of the building.

The policemen tried to overpower him, but he whipped out a blade to stop them from catching him.

They were forced to call for additional force.

Sheikh’s mother, who was in the courtroom, tried to pacify him, but he refused to listen even to her.

But while she tried to talk him to him, the policemen shut all the windows in the courtroom so that he would not jump off.

Sheikh then started banging his head on a glass door and the policemen finally managed to overpower him.

They gave him first aid and took him to jail.

Sheikh and his two alleged accomplices, Praveez and Dinmohammed, were arrested on March 12, for stealing ornaments worth Rs 80, 000 from Dhanjay Patil, one Mathre and an unidentified man, who were driving from Bhayandar to Shivaji Nagar to meet a friend.

At Shivaji Nagar, Praveez and Dinmohammed picked up a fight with Patil saying that he had not parked his car properly.

Then Sheikh, brandishing a chopper, threatened Patil and his friends and told them to hand over their money and ornaments.

Sheikh, Parveez and Dinmohammed were arrested on the same day.

The Shivaji Nagar police said Sheikh has at least four cases, including robbery, registered against him.