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Order reserved on invoking MCOCA against don Babloo

Last Updated: Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 11:30

New Delhi: A Delhi court has reserved its
order on framing of charges under stringent Maharashtra
Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA) against underworld don
Babloo Srivastava and his aide Fazl-ur-Rehman for allegedly
running organised crime syndicate in the national capital.

"Put up for orders on framing of charges on September
19," Additional Sessions Judge J R Aryan, on the conclusion of
arguments in the case, said.

Justifying lodging of Babloo and Rehman under MCOCA,
police alleged they were involved in more than 40 cases
pertaining to murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping for
ransom, extortion and other offences punishable under TADA and
Arms Act in different parts of the country.

D B Goswami, appearing for Babloo, argued "the accused
has wrongly been booked under the MCOCA as there has to be at
least two FIRs against him for invoking the stringent Act and
sadly, this is not the case here."

"There was only one previous FIR lodged against him and
the instant FIR under the MCOCA was lodged following an
inordinate delay in 2006," the defence counsel submitted.

Babloo was extradited from Singapore in 1995 for his
involvement in five criminal cases.

It was alleged that the accused were running crime
syndicate here during 1983-1997.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 11:30

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