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Nine held guilty of Rs. 15-lakh dacoity

HT correspondent  Panchkula, April 02, 2014
First Published: 10:50 IST(2/4/2014) | Last Updated: 12:17 IST(2/4/2014)

The court of additional district and sessions judge Rajesh Garg on Tuesday convicted nine people for dacoity at the house of former deputy director of tourism in 2010.


The quantum of punishment will be pronounced on Wednesday.


On the intervening night of July 15 and 16, 2010, nine men barged into the ground floor of a Sector-10 house, belonging to Haryana’s former deputy director (tourism) Mohinder Pratap.

They locked the inmates and decamped with cash and jewellery worth R 15 lakh. After that they targeted the families at the first and second floors and looted them as well. All three families are related to each other.

The accused were finally arrested in Uttar Pradesh in another dacoity case. Narul Islam, Abu Zaffer, Mohamed Hilal, Rakib Holedar, Jamaal Holedar, Kamrul, Alamin Khan, Wazil Ali and Mohamed Yunus, hailing from Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, faced the trial under sections 395 (dacoity), 397(dacoity with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt), 342 (for wrongful confinement), and 412 (retaining stolen property) of the IPC.

But after the trial, they were held guilty under sections 395, 397 and 342 only. The police had claimed that seven out of nine people were from Bangladesh but it could not be proved.

“The clinching evidence in the case was that all three aggrieved families identified them. A total of R 1.5 lakh in cash was recovered from the convicts,” informed Manoj Vashisht, public prosecutor in the case.

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