The Second Additional District and Sessions Judge Vijaykumar M Anand Shetty on Friday awarded life imprisonment to a Mysuru corporator and seven of his accomplices in a double murder case in Hunsur.
C Mahadesh alias ‘Avva’ Madesha, a history-sheeter and Janata Dal (Secular) corporator from Ward 32, and seven others had hacked Rajesh alias Gandhi and Ramesh from Paduvarahalli to death at a farmhouse in Hunsur in May 2008.
The convicted are: C Mahadesh, his brother Manju, accomplices Chandu alias Chandru, Ravi alias Vontikoppal Ravi, Shivakumar alias Kalappa, Ramesh Babu, Ambareesh alias Ambi and K K alias Karthik. The judge also ordered to register a perjury case against Sunil, Devendra, Srinivas and Ashok for turning hostile in the later stages of the trial. Shivanischith, alias Shivu, the ninth accused, who turned approver, has been acquitted.
The judge imposed a fine of Rs 3 lakh on the corporator (prime accused in the case) and Rs 1 lakh each on seven others.
Public prosecutor Anand Kumar had represented the State in the case. On May 14, 2008, around 11 pm, Mahadesh and his accomplices, armed with machetes, entered a farmhouse owned by Mudappa in Hunsur and hacked Rajesh alias Gandhi and Ramesh to death. They also attacked Sunil, Devendra alias Devu and others and injured them.
Following the incident, Mahadesh and his men went underground for sometime, before being arrested by the Hunsur Town police.
They were later released on bail, while the trial was under way. Mahadesh is still a history-sheeter in the V V Mohalla police station according to DCP (law and order) Dr H T Shekar.