Nithari case: Moninder Pandher granted bail by HC

The Allahabad High Court, Monday, granted bail to businessman Moninder Singh Pandher, an accused in the infamous Nithari serial killings of Noida, a case that outraged the nation.

Last Updated: Aug 04, 2014, 13:33 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court, Monday, granted bail to businessman Moninder Singh Pandher, an accused in the infamous Nithari serial killings of Noida, a case that outraged the nation.

Pandher was acquitted in the Rimpa Haldhar case but he remains an accused in some of the other cases relating to the Nithari killings. However, his domestic help and prime accused, Surinder Koli, was convicted for multiple cases of rape and murder.

42-year-old Koli, who brutally killed and later axed children in Nithari, was awarded death sentence by a lower court which was upheld by the Allahabad High Court and confirmed by the Supreme Court in February 2011.
Koli was found guilty of serial rapes and murders between 2005 and 2006 at his employer businessman Moninder Singh Pandher’s house in Nithari. Remains of several missing children were found near the house.

While 16 cases were filed against Koli, he has been awarded death sentence in four of them so far and others are still under trial.
President Pranab Mukherjee had dismissed Koli`s mercy petition recently.