Hindu Rashtra Sena workers get life sentence for murdering Congress worker

A Pune court Thursday awarded life imprisonment to nine people associated with Hindu Rashtra Sena for murdering Congress worker Prakash Anna Narayan Jondhalet in Hadapsar in 2013.

The sentenced convicts were identified as Vicky Jadhav, Vaibhav Bhadale, Akshay Ingulkar, Shrikant Atole, Amol Shegde, Rahul Kaule, Vicky Patil, Suraj Phadke and Akash Shinde.

“The court awarded life imprisonment to all accused, holding them guilty under sections 302 (murder), 506-2 (criminal intimidation) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 7 of Criminal Law Amendment Act,” Indian Express quotes advocate Ujjwal Nikam, who was appointed as the special public prosecutor in this case as saying.

The prosecution examined 19 witnesses in this case. Advocate Nikam argued Jondhale was murdered brutally and even the complainant in this offence was attacked. Jondhale’s friend Rajendra Pingle, 44 had lodged the First Information Report (FIR) in this case at the Hadapsar police station. On January 18, 2020, the complainant’s son Rushikesh Pingle was brutally attacked.

Following a previous dispute, the assailants attacked Jondhale with sharp weapons while he was returning home on a motorcycle around 10.45 pm on July 8, 2013, according to Indian Express.