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Allahabad HC reserves judgement on criminal appeal of Pandher, Koli

Last Updated: Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 23:08

Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court today
reserved its judgement on the criminal appeals of Moninder
Singh Pandher and Surendra Koli challenging the death sentence
awarded to them by a lower court in the infamous Nithari case.

The judgement was reserved by a Division Bench comprising
Justice Imtiyaz Murtaza and Justice Kashi Nath Pandey.

Pandher, a resident of Noida, and his domestic help Koli
were awarded capital punishment by a Special CBI court in
Ghaziabad on February 13 this year for having raped and
murdered a 14-year-girl at their house.

Several other girls, who went missing from the nearby
Nithari village, were believed to have been raped and murdered
at Pandher`s house where recovery of a large number of human
skeletons in December, 2006, had evoked a huge public outcry
following which CBI took up the inquiry into the matter.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 23:08

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