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Two Haryana men get 20 years jail under POCSO Act

Giving this information on Thursday, a spokesman of Police Department said that a complaint regarding kidnapping and raping a minor girl was received against accused Akshay alias Ravi and Shiv Kumar, both resident of Dohka Haria on 16 February, 2017.

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

The Additional District and Sessions Court, Charki Dadri has sentenced two persons for 20 years imprisonment with a fine of Rs 17,000 each for kidnapping and raping a minor girl.

Giving this information on Thursday, a spokesman of Police Department said that a complaint regarding kidnapping and raping a minor girl was received against accused Akshay alias Ravi and Shiv Kumar, both resident of Dohka Haria on 16 February, 2017.

“Immediately after getting the complaint, Police had registered the case after recording the victim’s statement under Sections 451, 365 and 376 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 4 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. After the arrest of both accused, Police completed the investigation within 15 days and filed charge sheet in the Court on 4 March, 2017,” the spokesman said.

The Court after going through all the evidences, convicted both the accused after holding them guilty under various sections of IPC and POCSO Act and sentenced 20 years imprisonment with fine of Rs 10,000 under Section 376 of IPC, seven years imprisonment with fine of Rs 1,000 under Section 365 of IPC, two years imprisonment with fine of Rs 1,000 under Section 451 of IPC and 10 years imprisonment with fine of Rs 5,000 under Section 4 of POCSO Act.

The convicts would have to undergo one-month additional imprisonment in case of non-payment of fine, the spokesman said adding that conviction became possible due to effective ‘pairvi’ and concerted efforts of Haryana Police.

Meanwhile, Haryana Police, in two separate cases, have arrested six persons in an anti-narcotic drive from Sirsa district. A total of 61 grams of heroin was seized from their possession.

While stating this today, a spokesperson of the Police department said that as a part of a special campaign, Binda Singh, Gindha alias Dabang, both resident of district Muktsar, Punjab, Simaranjit alias Rami of Gidarwa and Sheru, a resident of Ekta Nagar, Mandi Dabwali were arrested by a team of Crime Investigation Agency after 45 grams of heroin was recovered from their possession.

Police team nabbed all accused from a car from near Government School Bhavdin area in the district. In a separate development, a team of anti-narcotic cell has seized 16 gram of heroin from two accused riding on a scooty, identified as Sachin alias Noni and Saurabh Kumar, both residents of Kirti Nagar, Sirsa.

Cases under the provisions of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) Act have been registered against them in different Police Stations. Further investigation is underway.

All would be taken on remand by producing them in the Court so that the names of others involved in this racket could be unearthed.