Public prosecutors in the Park street rape case did not press for maximum punishment, family unhappy with the quantum of punishment
In a move that surprised everybody in the courtroom, the Public Prosecutors supervising the trial in the controversial Park Street rape case did not press for maximum punishment before the Kolkata Sessions Court was to pronounce the quantum of punishment. The Public Prosecutors, comprising the Special Public Prosecutor, Chief Public Prosecutor and Public Prosecutor, were pressing for maximum punishment—life imprisonment for the three accused Nasir Khan, Ruman Khan and Sumit Bajaj—when the court convicted them for the crime on Friday. <!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>However, on Friday, the Prosecutors reportedly were heard telling the magistrate that the accused were ‘not directly’ involved in the crime and did not press for maximum punishment. On Friday, the Sessions Court sentenced the three convicted for a term of 10 years along with a fine of Rs one lakh. The court in its order said that the fine would be given to the two daughters of the victim.Hours after the court pronounced minimum punishment, the family members expressed their anguish over the judgement. “We will continue to fight for justice. We will take our fight forward and make sure that justice is served to my daughter,” said father of Suzette, Peter Jordan.
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