Nithari killing case: I am relieved, says Pandher’s son

Nithari killing case: I am relieved, says Pandher’s son
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First Published: Fri, Sep 11 2009. 04 35 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Sep 11 2009. 04 35 PM IST
New Delhi: Hailing the Allahabad high court decision for exonerating Moninder Singh Pandher in one of the Nithari serial killing cases, his son Karandeep Friday said that he was relieved by the judgement.
“I am relieved. The high court has given the right decision in our favour. We thank them,” he told PTI on phone from Allahabad.
Noida-based businessman Moninder Singh Pandher,52, was Friday acquitted by the court which, however, upheld the death sentence awarded to his 33-year-old domestic help Surinder Koli by the special CBI court in Ghaziabad.
The court, on 13 February this year, had awarded death sentence to both Pandher and Koli in connection with the rape and murder of 14-year-old Rimpa Haldar. Karandeep then moved to the Allahabad high court.
Karandeep said: We had faith in the judiciary. Despite the lower court decision, we continue to fight and at last the truth prevailed.
“We expect the same results in other cases too and based on today’s decision, we will decide our future course of actions in other cases,“he said.
The abduction, rape and murder of Rimpa Haldar took place on 8 February 2005.
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First Published: Fri, Sep 11 2009. 04 35 PM IST