Two convicted for robbing foreign exchange dealer in 2006
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Last Updated: Monday, May 31, 2010, 19:27
  
Mumbai: A special MCOCA court on Monday convicted two persons for robbing over Rs seven lakhs from a foreign exchange dealer in 2006.

Special MCOCA Judge M R Puranik sentenced Rahim Raheez Khan and Balbir Singh to five years and seven years rigorous imprisonment respectively.

Two other accused were acquitted in the case after the prosecution failed to prove their involvement.

According to the prosecution, six persons stormed inside the Garda Global Moneychangers Pvt Ltd in suburban Oshiwara with guns and choppers and looted Indian currency worth over Rs seven lakh.

The police managed to arrest only five persons, out of which one accused Iqbal Qasam Pathan absconded after being released on bail.

Special public prosecutor Dileep Shah examined ten witnesses in the case including two eye-witnesses, who identified Khan and Singh in the court.

The court while acquitting the two remaining accused observed the roles attributed to them in the chargesheet and witness depositions changed during trial.

PTI


First Published: Monday, May 31, 2010, 19:27


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