Eleven persons including women of Pardi gang have been sentenced to life imprisonment for committing dacoity and murdering timber merchant Jasveer Singh Chabra in Juni Indore area in May 2012. The district court has awarded two life terms to five of the accused.
Additional public prosecutor Jyoti Tomar said, “Additional District and Session Judge
AK Singh pronounced the decision in presence of eight accused, their advocates, family members and relatives of the victim.”
The accused Dewa alias Devendra alias Kada, Chikan alias Chikna, Kada alias Karan, Suraj alias Teni and Chandrabhan alias Chandaru were awarded life term under Section 396 of IPC (dacoity with murder).
Besides, they were also sentenced to another life term under Section 120 (B) of IPC (criminal conspiracy) and 10 years imprisonment under Section 412 of IPC (dishonestly receiving property stolen in the commission of a dacoity).
The judge also slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 on each under various sections.
Similarly, Pawan alias Bhuwan, Kherui, Deepabai, Suklibai, Ladobai and Kaila alias Krishna were awarded life sentence under Section 120(b) and 10 years under Section 412 of IPC.
The court slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 on each under Section 120(B) of IPC and Rs 8,000 on each under section 412 of IPC.
14 persons are accused in the dacoity and murder case. Out of which, two were absconding and one was minor. Out of the 11 convicts, 8 were present in the court when the verdict was
pronounced by the court.
Details of timber merchant’s murder case
The accused had entered the bedroom of Jasveer Singh at his house in Khatiwala Tank area under Juni Indore police station at around 3.30 am on May 6, 2012. They hit Jasveer and his wife Saranjeet with a bat and a profusely bleeding Jasveer fell unconscious. They tied Saranjeet and took away all her ornaments besides cash and jewellery kept in the almirahs of the house. They fled in a car and also carried away a locker with them. Saranjeet raised an alarm as soon as the accused left the room. Her son and daughter sleeping on the first floor and her relatives living in the adjacent house reached there and rushed Jasveer to the hospital where he was declared brought dead. Later, the accused threw the locker (which they failed to open) in Kshipra River and divided the booty among them before fleeing. Police arrested them and produced evidences and statements to establish the charges.
Victim’s family members hail verdict
The family members and relatives of the victim besides members and office bearers of Guru Singh Sabha hailed the decision. Wife of Jasveer Singh, Saranjeet Singh, her son Rabneet Chabra and daughters who were present in the court, said that though the loss of life can not be compensated, the decision by the court will deter criminals in committing crimes. President of Guru Singh Sabha Manjeet Singh Bhatia said that the Sikh community is garteful to the police and judiciary for solving the case and delivering justice to the family. MPCC spokesperson Narendra Saluja said prompt and harsh judgement will help in curbing crime.
Convicts’ kin piead mercy
With judge delivering the verdict, the court room number 45 and the jam-packed corridor echoed with screams of Pardi women and children. The women and children started crying and screaming accusing the police of implicating their kin and relatives in a false case. They pleaded for mercy and were forcibly taken away by the police. The entire court premises echoed with their screams. The women stroked their bodies and cried injustice.