The incident was reported 16 years ago when the convict VK Raju war caught red-handed while he was committing the crime. One Pager Phone of another doctor and a wrist watch was recovered from him.
Special Judge Brijesh Kumar Garg declined the leniency plea of the convict and said magistrate court has already taken a dim view of the offence he committed in 2001. The Judge said he was convicted under section 454 (trespass), 379 (Punishment for theft) and 411 (attempt to commit a crime) by the lower court. The Maximum punishment for trespass is 10 years. However, lower court barely awarded 2-year jail term under the section.
The Judge further said he was merely given one-year jail term under sections of attempt to commit theft, whereas law permits three years maximum punishment for the same. The lower court had also imposed fines of rupees 10 thousand on the convict, which has already paid.
According to the prosecution, Incident was reported on November 2001 in the hostel of St. Stephan Hospital. Police station Sabji Mandi received a call from the hostel staff, who narrated that one man was caught red-handed while he was stealing the belongings of the Doctors from their rooms. One Pant, a wristwatch and a Pager phone were recovered from his possession.
Another doctor, police said, claimed that the pager belongs to him. Delhi Police had filed its charge sheet in the year 2006. VK Raju had declined that offence and wished that he would face the trial in the case.