A special CBI court in Ghaziabad on Monday awarded death sentence to businessman Moninder Singh Pandher in Pinki Sarkar case, one of the cases of the sensational Nithari killings. Special Judge Pawan Kumar Tiwari gave death penalty tothe duo in a case relating to the killing of twenty-year-olddomestic help Pinki Sarkar.
Pandher and Koli were held guilty of kidnapping, rape andmurder in the case, CBI spokesman R K Gaur said. On Jul 22, the court had convicted Moninder Singh Pandher and his domestic help in the case relating to the death of Pinki Sarkar.
Pandher and Koli were held guilty of kidnapping, rape and murder in the case. On December 29, 2006, police had discovered 19 skeletons from Pandher’s house in Nithari in Noida.
Pandher and Koli were charge-sheeted in 16 of the 19 cases, while three were closed for want of evidence. Most of the victims were young girls.
Prior to Pinki Sarkar case the two were convicted and sentenced in six cases, while nine are in various stages of trial, public prosecutor Jaiprakash Sharma said.
(With inputs from PTI)