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Three sentenced to seven years RI for robbing cash, jewellery
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 3
A city court has sentenced three persons to rigorous imprisonment of seven years for robbing cash, jewellery and a brand new car from a house in North Delhi a decade ago after threatening its residents with gun and knife.

Additional Session Judge, A. K. Garg, also imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 each on convicts Baldev Kumar, Rajesh Kumar and Narender Singh after finding that their involvement in the robbery was convincingly established by the police.

The stolen property was recovered on the basis of the trio’s disclosure and there was no possibility of police having planted the recoveries, the court said while convicting them.

On February 14, 1991 at 7.30 p.m. the men, armed with a revolver and a knife, forced their entry into a house at Shalimar Bagh after threatening to kill Kanchan and her husband, Amarjeet Singh. They went on to rob cash, jewellery and a brand new Maruti 1000 car.

On April 10, 1991, Baldev, Rajesh and Ismail were arrested. Two days later, Ram Swarath was nabbed in connection with the case. Narender, who was lodged in a Mumbai jail for his alleged role in another case, was brought here on April 17, 1991. Ismail has been declared a proclaimed offender as he absconded later.

However, the court acquitted Ram Swarath saying he was not identified in the first instance by Amarjeet and, therefore, the identification was tainted with doubt.

Moreover, though the FIR mentioned that Ram had Nepali looks, he looks different, the court said, giving him the benefit of doubt. 

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