2 People Jailed After 29 Years For Stealing Rs 370

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| July 19 , 2017 , 11:26 IST

After 29 years a court in Bareilly has sentenced two men to five years in jail for stealing Rs 370. Apparently, they had drugged a man in a train in 1988 when they stole the amount from him.

The court of the additional district and sessions judge in Bareilly has, in its order on Tuesday, also fined the accused Rs 10,000 each. The third person who was accused in the case had died in 2004.

On October 21, 1988, Chandra Pal, Kanhaiya Lal and Sarvesh had offered Wajid Husain tea laced with drugs as he was travelling on a train from Shahjahanpur to Punjab for a job. The three had then taken away the Rs 370 that he had in his pocket.

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Additional district government counsel Suresh Babu Sahu said, "A FIR was lodged against three people under IPC Sections 379 (theft), 328 (causing hurt by means of poison) and 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property). In 2004, it came to light that Pal had died. Then the case was transferred to the court of the additional district and sessions judge against Kanhaiya Lal and Sarvesh." Pal remained absconding for 16 long years.

Husain is 59 years old and is relieved that the two accused have been punished for their crimes. Whereas Lal and Sarvesh who will now go to jail said that the real punishment for them was this trial as they made a  "gross mistake" when they were young.

The two accused are more than sixty years old and have children in their native village in Hardoi, UP.