Dec 16 accused chargesheeted in robbery case

Dec 16 accused chargesheeted in robbery case

The accused in the December 16 gang rape case were chargesheeted in a court by Delhi Police on Friday  in a separate case of robbing lodged against them for looting a vegetable seller before brutally assaulting the girl.

During a closed-door proceeding, police filed its chargesheet against all the accused before metropolitan magistrate Akash Jain, who also took cognisance of the final report, court sources said.

“Cognisance taken. To come for scrutiny of documents and consideration on March 28,” the magistrate said.

According to sources, the chargesheet was filed for the offences punishable under various sections, including 395 (dacoity), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.

The six accused — bus driver Ram Singh, his brother Mukesh, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta, Akshay Singh and a juvenile — had allegedly robbed Ramadhar Singh, a vegetable seller, of his day’s earnings after luring him into the bus.

According to sources, the proceedings against Ram Singh would be abated as he had allegedly committed suicide inside Tihar Jail.

The juvenile, who was acting as the conductor, has been named in this case but a separate chargesheet has already been filed against him before the Juvenile Justice Board.

The other four adult accused are also facing trial in the gang rape case before a fast track court and they have pleaded not guilty to the charges framed against them.

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