Four robbers convicted, two acquitted

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Mumbai, Oct 23 (UNI) A special MCOCA court has sentenced four robbers to five-years Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) for committing robbery at Kulfi house at Javeri Bazar in 2006, here today.

Apert from this, two of the accused have to pay fine of Rs 15 lakh each and remaining two have to pay fine of Rs 10 lakh each.

Pronouncing the judgement here, the MCOCA (Maharashtra Control for Organised Crime Act) Judge M R Puranik said accused Vikas Sakharam Chalke, (48), Vishwas Ramchandra Satardekar (33), Naresh Bayaji Kadam (36) and Rakesh Balaram Sawant (33) were convicted u/s 3(1)(11), 3(2) of MCOCA to pay fine of Rs five lakh each count. Accused Chalke and Satardekar were also convicted u/s 3(4) of MCOCA to pay fine of Rs five each, while remaining two are acquitted from this charge.

Accused Chalke and Satardekar have to pay fine of Rs 15 lakh each, while accused Kadam and Sawant have to pay fine of Rs 10 lakh each, in default all of them have to undergo further RI for one year, Judge Puranik stated.

While accused Vilas Mahadeo Magar alias Sandeep Mhatre and Maruti Vishram Mali were acquitted from all charges levelled them.

Mr Puranik said substantive sentences shall run concurrently.

Defence advocate Santosh Deshpande said accused persons have committed an offence of robbery at Kulfi house at Javeri Bazar in the year 2006.

They were arrested within one-and-half months from the date of incident.

There were others cases of robbery were registered against them that is why they were booked under the stringent act, he added.

UNI ST AB SKB1828

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