The Special Judge, MCOC Act Cases, Mumbai (Maharashtra) has today sentenced Life Imprisonment to nine accused i.e Sadashiv Nikalje @ Chhota Rajan; Rohit Tangppan Joseph @ Rohi @ Satish Kalya @ Sir; Anil Bhanudas Waghmode; Abhijit Kashinath Shinde; Nilesh Narayan Shedge @ Babu; Arun Janardhan Dake; Mangesh Damodar Agawane; Sachin Suresh Gaikwad & Deepak Dalbirsingh Sisodia in a case relating to murder of Jyoti Nipendrakumar Dey, then Journalist of Mumbai.
The instant case was registered by CBI on 05.01.2016 U/s 302/34 of IPC r/w 3, 25, 27 of Arms Act relating to alleged murder of Jyoti Nipendrakumar Dey, then Journalist of Mumbai, on the request of Maharashtra Government and further Notification from Government of India. CBI took up the investigation of the case which was earlier registered by Maharashtra Police at Police Station – Powai, District Mumbai. The Maharashtra Police has earlier filed chargesheet against accused in the Designated court at Mumbai.
CBI unearthed the conspiracy of killing J.Dey. Accused Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje @ Chhota Rajan was brought to India from Indonesia on 06.11.2015 and arrested by CBI in another case. The advanced & scientific techniques were adopted and Voice Sample of accused was also taken which were matched with incriminating intercepted calls as per Expert opinion. CBI also seized I-phones and I-Pad of Chhota Rajan & retrieved incriminating data connecting various accused in the conspiracy. Sufficient evidence had also emerged to establish that Global Roaming SIM Cards were arranged by the accomplice of accused to the members of Organised Crime Syndicates.
After thorough investigation, CBI had filed Supplementary chargesheet on 05.08.2017 U/s 302, 34, 120-B, 201 of IPC; Section 3, 25, 27 of Arms Act; 37 (1) (a), 135 of Bombay Police Act; Section 3 (1) (i), 3 (2), 3 (4) of MCOC Act 1999, in the Court of Special Judge, MCOC Act Cases, Mumbai (Maharashtra). The charges were framed against the accused on 31.08.2016. During trial, prosecution examined 155 witnesses.
The Trial Court convicted nine accused and acquitted two accused.
(SOURCES – ABI NEWS)