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Court acquits two of robbery charges, as victim fails to appear in Delhi

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A court here has acquitted two men of robbery charges, which provides for maximum punishment of 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment, as the prosecution failed to produce the complainant for his evidence in the trial.

The accused, Yogdutt and Aslam, had been accused of robbing Satish Purna of his two mobiles, a gold ring and debit cards near a park in West Delhi last year.

The police had recovered the ring at the instance of Aslam. The police examined only one witness to prove the case, an Assistant Sub-Inspector who had lodged the FIR. The complainant, Purna, was the other witness in the case. There was no eye-witness.

The police charge-sheeted the two accused for robbery read with intention charges. The court framed charges against them.

The accused pleaded not guilty and claimed trial. But the court acquitted the two accused as the prosecution failed to produce the person who was robbed.

The prosecution informed the court that he was not traceable.

“I have perused the testimonies of witnesses recorded in the present case and material placed on record. In this case, the complainant namely Satish Purna, the star witness of the prosecution, was not produced by the prosecution, stating that he was not traceable at the given addresses,’’ the court said.

“In absence of deposition of the eye witness/complainant, no assumption of guilt of the accused persons can be raised on the basis of evidence of other witnesses,’’ the court said acquitting them.

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