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Convicted in 93 cases,serial burglar’s jail term reduced from 303 to 7 years

Dayanand Ravi Shetty,52,has been convicted in 93 cases of burglary in Pune district.

Written by Express News Service | Published: May 30, 2013 1:22:39 am

Dayanand Ravi Shetty,52,has been convicted in 93 cases of burglary in Pune district. But instead of being awarded 303 years’ jail term that was handed to him by different magisterial courts,he will now have to serve not more than seven years.

A sessions judge on Wednesday ordered the serial burglar to serve seven years in prison.

Shetty,a resident of Mohan Nagar,Chinchwad was arrested by Pune police in January 14,2007,for burglary. Subsequently,he was booked in 145 similar cases that took place under jurisdiction of different police stations in Pune district. Shetty faced trial in several JMFC courts for offences under IPC Sections 380,457 and 454.

“Out of the 145 cases registered against him,he was convicted in 93 cases. He was supposed to serve all these sentences consequently that would have summed up to 303 years and seven months. We moved the Sessions Court,pleading the judge to allow the convict to serve the sentences concurrently. The court agreed to it,thus reducing the sentence to seven years,” said advocate B A Aloor,who represented Shetty.

Shetty had also appealed the court to wave off the penalty of Rs 41,000 imposed on him,but judge N K Upasne rejected the plea. “The convict will come out after serving his seven-year sentence and paying the fine amount at different JMFC courts,” said Aloor.

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