SHEIK PINJU Vs. STATE
LAWS(CAL)-1951-11-9
HIGH COURT OF CALCUTTA
Decided on November 22,1951

SHEIK PINJU Appellant
VERSUS
STATE OF WEST BENGAL Respondents


Cited Judgements :-

ASHARFI VS. STATE [LAWS(ALL)-1960-5-1] [REFERRED TO]
SARJU VS. STATE OF WEST BENGAL [LAWS(CAL)-1960-6-25] [REFERRED TO]
ARJU ALIAS JOGESWAR KUMAR VS. STATE [LAWS(CAL)-1960-8-26] [REFERRED]


JUDGEMENT

Harries, C.J. - (1.)This is an appeal by five appellants who were tried by a learned Sessions Judge sitting with a jury upon a charge of dacoity under Section 395 of the I. P. Code. The appellant Nandalal Bera was also charged with an offence under Section 412 of the I.P.Code. Nandalal Bera was found not guilty and acquitted upon the charge under Section 395 of the Indian Penal Code, but he was found guilty upon the charge under Section 412 of the Indian Penal Code. He was convicted by the learned Sessions Judge and sentenced to three years' rigorous imprisonment. The other four appellants were found guilty of dacoity and were convicted by the learned Sessions Judge and each sentenced to five years' rigorous imprisonment. It is from these convictions and sentences that the present appeal has been preferred.
(2.)The charges arose out of a dacoity which was said to have been committed on Falgun 7, 1356 B. S. corresponding to February 19, 1950, at about 11 p.m. at the house of one Umesh Chandra Maity in the village of Chingurdania. On that night the inmates had gone to bed, the owner Umesh Chandra Maity being away from home. It is said that these dacoits came to the house and seized and bound the owner's son Birendra. They then broke into the house and looted it. Eventually the dacoits made off and villagers rushed to the scene where, it is said, the inmates told them that they had recognized a number of the dacoits.
(3.)A First Information Report was made at the thana fifteen miles away at about noon on the following day by Birendra, the owner's son, who as I have stated was one of the inmates of the house when the dacoity took place.


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