Two convicted for robbing foreign exchange dealer in 2006

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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