Muzaffarpur: A court in Bihar`s Muzaffarpur district today convicted eleven persons to life imprisonment with six of them ordered to serve out their terms till death in the abduction case of nine-year old Hrithik Raj five years ago.
The Additional District Judge (ADJ)-II Narsingh Prasad passed the order sentencing all eleven accused to life imprisonment and ordering six of them to serve out their terms till death, besides imposing Rs. 50,000 fine on each after finding them guilty in the abduction case of Hrithik Raj, son of a medico Sudhir Kumar, in 2009.
The convicts will have to undergo imprisonment for an additional three years if they failed to pay the amount of fine imposed on each of them, the judge said.
The convicted persons are : Chandrashekhar Sahni, Munna Ansari, Dharmdev Sahni, Laldev Sahni, Vinod Sahni, Virendra Thakur, Manish Kumar, Mohan Sahni, Amarjit Sahni, Dharmendra Sahni and Jawahar Sahni.
According to prosecution, the convicts had kidnapped Kumar`s nine year-old son from his clinic at Motipur on May 27, 2009 for ransom.
The boy was later rescued from Yamuna Nagar (Haryana) by the Muzaffarpur police who handed him over to his family.
The Muzaffarpur police subsequently arrested the accused persons and charged them under sections 364 (Kidnapping) and 120B (Punishment of Criminal Conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 34 of the Arms Act.