Special CBI court to give first judgement in Nithari killings today

February 12th, 2009 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): The special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court will pronounce its first judgement in the Nithari killings case here today.
The Rimpa Haldar murder case will be the first in which Special Judge Rema Jain will pronounce the verdict.
Haldar, a married woman, was called by Kohli to work as housemaid at Pandher’’s Bunglow. She had gone missing before the disclosure of the Nithari killings.
The Nithari killings that came to light two years ago made people across the country flabbergasted as it involved brutal killings of innocent children.
Special Judge Rema Jain completed the proceedings after the re-cross examination of former Noida police officer Dinesh Yadav on January 27 and the recording of statements of the prime accused Moninder Singh Pandher and his servant Surender Kohli.
A total of 19 cases of killings, mainly of girls and women, were registered at the Noida police station in December 2006 and all the cases were transferred to CBI for investigation.
The agency till date had filed chargesheets in 16 cases and gave a clean chit to Pandher while it framed charges against Kohli.
The CBI had filed the chargesheet against Kohli in May 2007, and given a clean chit to Pandher saying he was in Australia when Haldar was raped and murdered.
However, during the trial, victim’’s advocate got the same charges pressed against Pandher stating there was no specific date of murder of Haldar on record and to give the benefit to Pandher was not justified by the CBI. (ANI)

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