2009 robbery: Life for one, 10-year jail for 3

Additional District and Sessions Judge Rajesh Garg on Monday handed down life sentence to one of the accused in the 2009 robbery case involving P C Jewellers in Sector 14, Panchkula, and awarded 10-year prison to three other accused.

Diamonds and gold worth around Rs 2 crore were looted in the incident which had happened in 2009.

The four accused are Amit Yadav of Jhajjar, Pawan Saini of Rohtak, Sunil alias Leela of Sonepat and Sunder alias Kala of Sampla area of Rohtak.

Earlier, charges were framed against Rohit Khasa of Baroda, Sonepat, Manju of Pandupandra, Jind, Sudhir Mann of Maham Rohtak, Rajesh of Jhajjar and Sandeep Dahiya of Narela, Delhi, as well besides the four accused. While one of them has died, the rest have been let off.

As per the earlier charges framed against Amit Yadav, Pawan Saini, Sunil alias Leela, Sunder alias Kala and Rajesh alias Badri, they were charged with committing robbery at the jewellery shop on January 27, 2009 and were booked under Section 395 of the IPC. The incident had happened around 10.45 pm. They were also charged with using the "deadly weapons'' to commit the robbery. The district court had earlier held that the four accused belonged to a gang of people habitual of committing dacoity.

The court had also held Manju guilty saying from January 29, 2009 to May 17, 2009, she received the stolen property that belonged to P C Jewellers. Charges were framed against her under Section 412 of the IPC.

Also, Sudhir Mann concealed Rajesh alias Badri, Sunil alias Leela and Sunder alias Kala from January 27, 2009 to May 4, 2009 with the intention to prevent their arrest, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 216 of the IPC.

Earlier, the district court had also charged Amit Yadav and Sunil alias Leela with possessing two revolvers along with live cartridges that they were holding without any permit or licence.

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