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Nine get life term for kidnapping bizmen for ransom

delhi Updated: Jun 10, 2016 08:43 IST

NEW DELHI: Nine people have been sentenced to life imprisonment by a special court for kidnapping two Tamil Nadu-based businessmen for a ransom of Rs 25 lakh by luring them on the pretext of purchasing yarns at cheaper rates five years ago.

Special CBI judge Poonam Chaudhry, while awarding the jail term to the nine men, said the punishment must fit the crime as the convicts had conspired and kidnapped the victims for ransom and also extorted the money for their release.

“As prosecution has succeeded in establishing its case beyond reasonable doubt that all the accused in furtherance of the conspiracy had kidnapped the victims for ransom and had extorted ransom from them to secure their release, the punishment must fit the crime,” the judge said.

The court held Abdul Munaf Khan, Sanjiv Radi, Yunus Saifi, Rakesh Agarwal, Mohmmad Numan, Grijesh Chandra, Basharat Ali, M Subramani and K Jeervani Babu guilty of offences under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 364A (kidnapping for ransom) and 368 (wrongfully concealing kidnapped person) of the IPC.

First Published: Jun 10, 2016 08:43 IST