4 Accused Of Dacoity, Murder Acquitted Over Lack Of Proof | Thane News

Thane: The Thane court has acquitted four persons, including a mother and her two sons, who were accused of dacoity and murder of a senior citizen in 2015 in Vashi.
Sessions judge AN Sirsikar acquitted Himmatsingh Kalani, 41, Gujratsingh Kalani, 45, Sanjeevan Gamre, 31, and Surajkaur Kalani, 68. The Kalanis are residents of Nashik, the lawyer informed.
The prosecutor told the court that on January 10, 2015, at around 3.00am, the accused persons crashed into the house of the victim in Vashi and attacked the aged couple who resisted their attempt to carry out a robbery.
After robbing cash and ornaments worth Rs 70,000, when the accused persons tried to escape, the victims resisted and caught hold of them but they attacked them with iron rods and killed the senior citizen, Ramanlal Seth, who was then aged 72.
The defence counsel vehemently argued and contested the crime and said that the arrested accused had no role in the crime.
He pointed out that the prosecution failed to prove the identity of the accused. He also submitted that evidence of fingerprints found could not be admitted as police did not take the sample prints of the accused as per section 5 of identification of prisoners Act. Also, the recovery of stolen articles was not proved.
The defence counsel pointed out several other lacunas that led to the acquittal of the four accused.
The judge, after hearing both the defence and the prosecution, held that the prosecution had failed to prove the charges against the accused beyond reasonable doubts for which they need to be set free.
They were acquitted of various charges of dacoity, murder and robbery of the Indian Penal Code.
The detailed order in the case is awaited.

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