After 16 years, man is cleared of stealing Rs 8 !!!

@nitsy_s (1031)
India
March 9, 2007 8:11am CST
Just read this news on the paper: Sixteen years after he was arrested and charged with robbing Rs 8, a man was acquitted by a sessions court in Mumbai on Wednesday. The order was passed in his favour because the court could not find enough evidence against him. Acquitting Natwarlal Vaghela, sessions judge B M Jethani said, “The complaint against the accused might have been filed at the instance of the police.” The complainant was BEST employee Shantaram Lad, who had said he and his friend were robbed at knife point of Rs 8 and Rs 135 on the night of Nov 11, 1990. Vaghela and his associate Harish Kapur were arrested. They were charged under Section 392 of the IPC for armed robbery. The trial was transferred to a sessions court in 1999, nine years after the case was registered. The delay was because the accused had been granted bail and the case was not slated for hearing.
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@sidoney (1033)
• Jamaica
12 Mar 07
the system is the same every where with a lot of glitches they can be slow,inconsiderate and at times a bit inhumane
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@nitsy_s (1031)
• India
12 Mar 07
I wonder whether he would ever be compensated...
• Pakistan
9 Mar 07
The robbed guys could easily have come to me.I would have given them 8 rupees with interest :D
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@nitsy_s (1031)
• India
12 Mar 07
16 years is almost 1/4th of his lifetime..
• India
9 Mar 07
thats excellent..i wonder how much money was spent in the whole case...that shows whats more important to people, and what they worry more about!!...i doubt if things'll ever change!!
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@nitsy_s (1031)
• India
12 Mar 07
yeah.. somethings never change.
• United States
9 Mar 07
thats just a shame -__- realy.. they destroyed his life..
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