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Man gets 6 months’ RI in 2007 theft case

Amshid Jaibhim Bansode was held for stealing a two-wheeler from Shivajinagar court premises in 2007.

Written by Express News Service | Published: September 25, 2012 2:57:17 am

Amshid Jaibhim Bansode was held for stealing a two-wheeler from Shivajinagar court premises in 2007

A magistrate court has sentenced Amshid Jaibhim Bansode,25,to six months’ rigorous imprisonment for stealing a two-wheeler from Shivajinagar court premises in 2007.

The prosecution said Ajay Shelke,working in the district and sessions court,had parked his motorcycle in the court premises on February 21,2007,around 11am. Half-an-hour later,his friend Jitendra asked him to lend his motorcycle. Shelke gave him the keys,but Jitendra informed him 15 minutes later that the motorcycle could not be found at the parking lot. Shelke then lodged a theft complaint.

The motorcycle was found two years later from Hadapsar. After investigations,police arrested Bansode for the theft. Bansode confessed voluntarily before Judicial Magistrate First Class S B Shaikh.

He pleaded leniency on grounds that his ageing parents and his wife were dependent upon him.

He told the court that he had no criminal background and that he had committed the offence due to bad company,but will not do it again in future.

The judge observed,“Considering the economical condition of the accused,he being the only earning member in the family as well as the gravity and nature of offence involved,I am inclined to take lenient view while imposing sentence to the accused.”

The magistrate sentenced him to six months’ rigorous imprisonment,allowing him a set-off from February 23,2009 to March 17,2009 and from April 2012 till date when he was in detention in jail before conviction.

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