Delhi: The CBI court has announced the punishment of both the convicts of the infamous Nithari incident. The court has sentenced Surendra Koli to life imprisonment under IPC 364 and death under IPC 302. Whereas Maninder Singh Pandher has been sentenced to 7 years imprisonment under Section 5 of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act. The court has imposed a fine of 40 thousand on Koli and four thousand on Pandher.
The Nithari case accused Surendra Koli has received death sentence in 13 cases so far, he has been acquitted in three cases due to lack of evidence. During this, he was to be hanged in Meerut after the mercy petition was rejected by the President in only one case, but due to the delay, the Supreme Court canceled the execution. Whereas in one case, the High Court had converted his death sentence into life imprisonment. Most of the cases of Koli and Pandher are pending in the High Court and the Supreme Court after the death sentence was announced by the Special CBI Court.
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What exactly happened in Nithari
On December 29, 2006, the infamous Nithari case of Noida in Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, was exposed when skeletons of 19 children and women were found from Kothi number D-5 of Nithari village of Noida. All these were filled in 40 packets and thrown in the drain. After this the police arrested businessman Maninder Singh Pandher and his servant Surendra Koli. After this the case was handed over to the CBI.
Surendra Koli is a resident of Uttarakhand and he used to work at the house of businessman Maninder Singh Pandher. Not only this, when Pandher’s family moved to Punjab in 2004, only Pandher and his servant Surendra Koli lived in the house. During this, both had made women and girls their victims. At the same time, after the revelations of the Nithari incident, there was a stir across the country.