-Koli and Pandher were convicted on 17 May by CBI court
Sudama Pal@ Associate Editor
Ghaziabad: The CBI Court of Ghaziabad sentenced life imprisoned to Surendra Koli and Moninder Singh Pandher for Deepika alias Payal murder in Nithari case on Thursday.
The CBI court had convicted Surendra Koli and Moninder Singh Pandher in the murder of Deepika alias Payal on 17 May. While the then female sub-inspector Simranjit Kaur was acquitted due to lack of evidence.
According to case record, the complianant of this case Nandlal, the resident of Udham Singh Nagar district in Uttarakhand, had came Gautam Budh Nagar (UP) in the year 2005 to earn his living. Nandlal’s daughter Deepika alias Payal was also looking for a job for herself. It is alleged that on May 7, 2006, Payal was called by Moninder Singh Pandher for a job, after which Deepika did not return home.
Nandlal, the father of Deepika had lodged a missing complaint on May 8, 2006 in Noida’s Sector 20 police station. On 24 August 2006, Nandlal filed a kidnapping case against Moninder Singh Pandher and Surendra Koli on the orders of Gautam Budh Nagar Court.
During the investigation, the police recovered Deepika alias Payal’s mobile from Surendra Koli. After this, the police strictly interrogated Pandher-Koli, then they recovered Deepika’s body from the drain of D-5 Kothi located in village Nithari. This was confirmed by DNA test.
Today the CIB sentenced life imprisoned both of them Mohinder and Surendra Koli. Koli is already imprisoned as sentenced prisoner in Dasna distric jail of Ghaziabad more than fifteen years.
Some years ago, Mohinder had also been sentenced death penalty in one of Nithari case but he was acquitted by Allahabad High Court. It is second time that Pandher is sentenced.