Chandigarh man gets 8-year for robbing Rs 100
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Chandigarh man gets 8-year for robbing Rs 100

The victim claimed that the three accused threatened to kill him.

punjab Updated: Jan 25, 2018 14:54 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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A local court sentenced a Sector-10 resident to eight years imprisonment for robbing an auto rickshaw driver, here on Wednesday.

The additional district and sessions judge court of S K Sachdeva found the accused Dhruv Negi guilty under Section 397 (robbery, or dacoity, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Negi was also directed to pay a fine of Rs 3,000.

As per the first information report (FIR), Negi along with two other juveniles had robbed an auto driver, Raj Kishore of Kishangarh, of his wallet which contained ₹100 and some documents.

Negi had asked for leniency from court on the basis of being a first-time offender and that he had a family to look after. However, the court observed, “Nobody is feeling safe on the roads. There is a lurking fear of such incidents.” The court thus observed that instead of leniency, the accused deserved more punishment .

On April 1, 2017, the police received a call of robbery from an auto driver near Hotel Mountview in Sector 10.The victim informed the police that three boys approached him in Sector 17 and wanted to be dropped at Hotel Mountview.

However, when he reached there and asked for fare (₹80), the three got into an argument with Kishore. He claimed that he was thrashed by the boys and one of them even threatened to kill him with a broken liquor bottle. They snatched my wallet and ran towards Sector 9, said the victim. After police investigation Negi was arrested and a trial was initiated against him.

First Published: Jan 25, 2018 12:32 IST