Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Sambalpur, Apr 4:
A local court in Odisha’s Sambalpur today convicted six persons in the murder case of a super class contractor in 2010.
Sambalpur Additional District Judge-1 Ambuja Mohan Das pronounced the verdict today.
The judge awarded life term imprisonment to six persons including the prime accused Sanjay Ghosh. However, two accused were acquitted due to want of evidence.
“Anup Babu was brutally murdered in 2010. His body bore multiple injuries. I had prayed the court to pronounce death penalty to the accused. But, the court awarded life sentence to six of the accused and imposed a fine of Rs 50, 000 each failing which the sentence will be increased by two years. Two others were acquitted due to lack of evidence,” public prosecutor Gouramohan Das said.
It may be recalled that unidentified miscreants had hacked super class contractor Anup Babu to death on October 7, 2010, here. His body was found behind Jyoti Bhavan in Sakhipara area here.
“We are happy with today’s verdict that justice has been delivered. Anup Babu was into real estate business. The prime accused use to take lakhs of rupees from Babu which amounts to over Rs 1 crore. Even after he got proof, he didn’t get money or land back. Sanjay Ghosh murdered Babu with his eight associates so that he wouldn’t have to repay the money,” Swarup Kumar Babu, brother of the deceased contractor said.