India sentences one of its most wanted gangsters to jail for journalist’s murder
- It took the country seven years to reach the verdict.
- Eight other accused were also given the life sentence for the crime.
- Accused also fined ₹22.3 million.
On Wednesday, a special court in India, called the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), found the nine accused in the murder of journalist J-Dey, including
Chhota Rajan is a Mumbai-born gangster with ties to
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The court fined the convicted a total of ₹22.3 million. Of this, ₹500,000 was to be paid to Dey’s sister Lina Dey. Cartridge supplier Deepak Sisodia was fined ₹15,00,000, while the other accused were ordered to pay ₹26,00,000 each.
Another accused, Jigna Vora, who had spent almost ten months in jail, broke down when she was acquitted, says a report. Paulson Joseph, who supplied a SIM card and money required for the hit, was also acquitted. The defendant's lawyers submitted mitigating circumstances like the age, family conditions and financial circumstances of the accused in order to seek leniency in the ruling.
The prosecution, according to a report, argued that the court must send out ‘a strong message’ while sentencing the accused.
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