Gaya (Bihar): A court here today sentenced eight people to life imprisonment for abduction of a city-based doctor couple three years ago.
Additional District and Sessions judge Sachhidanand Singh awarded life term to the eight people who had been convicted on February 20.A fine of Rs 50,000 was also slapped on each of them. TOI reports that the accused were held guilty under sections 364A, 395 and 412 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)
The incident goes back to May 1, 2015 when posing as policemen, the eight people kidnapped Dr Pankaj Gupta and his wife Dr Shubhra Gupta from Barachatti, when the couple were returning from Giridih district of Jharkhand. The doctor couple had gone there for a wedding and were on their way back home in their newly purchased Audi car, when they were kidnapped by heavily armed criminals from GT Road in broad daylight.
The kidnappers drove the captive couple in their own car and held captive in an apartment at Gomti Nagar area of Lucknow. A special investigating team had rescued the couple from a hideout in Lucknow, a week after the abduction, and had arrested the eight people.
The eight were identified as Ajay Singh, Amit Kumar Singh, Sunil Kumar Singh, Anil Singh, Mrityunjay Singh, Vijay Singh, Rahul Kumar Soni and Shravan Paswan.